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10 December 2007

Conrad Black Sentenced To Six & Half Years Behind Bars ...



Well, boo-bloody-hoo, awrh shucks and woe is we.

We do declare we're destined for the depths of darkest despair.

Since we're certain we're set to spend several sleepless nights tossing and turning in bed, while weeping & wailing upon our pillow.
NOT!

Black gets six-and-a-half years

Former media tycoon Conrad Black has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison.

Read the rest of the report regarding this reprobate.


Then, take some time to take a look at this.


Here's a tiny taste of the tawdry tale it tells.

Lord Black's life of luxury revealed

The 500-page report that media group Hollinger International has filed with US regulators not only blasts former boss Lord Black for removing huge sums of money from the company.

It also lifts the lid on the extraordinarily lavish lifestyle he and his wife, Barbara Amiel Black, enjoyed - paid for, Hollinger alleges, by the company itself.
Sweet, isn't it? Nice work if you can it, eh?

Since it sure beats the shit out doing a decent, honest day's damned work.

* (Cross posted at Appletree)

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4 Comments:

Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

There's a little added glee, Richard, here in Canada as Connie spurned his Canadian citizenship in order to take the Cross-ship and then in the past year has been begging for it back.
I honestly believe he thinks he's done nothing wrong in this criminal fraud.
Droit de seigneur, if I remember my rusty French....

1:48 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While all decent thinking people will definitely welcome this rougue being called to account, we shouldn't get too carried away with rejoicing.

Six and a half years? That's a joke sentence for all the damage this robber baron has done to so many different people in so many different ways.

So long as he behaves himself while inside, he'll back on the streets and ready to "do business" inside three years.

Jeezus. Always remember the massive amounts of stolen money this guy has stashed in various safe havens. Wouldn't you willingly spend such a short time in what will no doubt be one of the most "open" and cushiest jails -- if you knew how much was waiting for you?

Ask yourself the question -- how much are you likely to earn over the periods involved? Compared to this thief it won't even approach what he's been fiddling in a single hour. Annd you'll have to slave for whatever peanuts you get.

Btw, when I say "you" - of course I mean "we" - you and me.

2:35 am  
Anonymous phil said...

You bet your bottom dollar that he'll use his "assets" and "connections" in various ways to ensure he does the easiest time possible.

He should have got a much longer sentence. Justice hs NOT been served here.

9:37 am  
Blogger RJ Adams said...

This makes me so sad. It'll undoubtedly ruin my Christmas. How could such an upright citizen be sent to jail for six and half years?

Black should have got twenty years hard labor, and his wife as well. If he'd been the same color as his name, and poor, he'd have got twenty for defrauding the Internal Revenue.

1:06 pm  

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