I am very pleased by this news. It shows that appeals court is likely going to overturn the convictions. This whole trial has been a farce. Lord Black should never have been tried , let alone convicted. Hopefully this is the beginning of the end of this persecution. Shows what all those experts like sussman know. Only Steve Skurka got it right. I must say it again makes me have more sympathy with my libertarian friends about law and order issues.
Conrad Black has been granted bail pending his appeal on fraud charges.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued an order Tuesday allowing Lord Black to be released from a Florida prison, but ordered the terms of the bail conditions to be set by the district judge who presided over his criminal trial in 2007.
The U.S. Supreme Court has thrown into question most of his three convictions on mail and wire fraud, honest services fraud and one count of obstruction of justice in a decision last month.
Lord Black was sentenced to 78 months in prison by Judge Amy St. Eve and began serving his term at the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex in March, 2008