Monday, July 19, 2010

Hurray!!! Lord Black gets Bail!!!

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


1 comment:

been around the block said...

I, too, am delighted that Conrad Black has been granted bail! PTL! I also happen to think that there's been a miscarriage of justice in his conviction and sentencing -- more than a little nastiness and vengeance-taking. (I can think of a few former politicians in Canada who actually deserve to have been put behind bars -- and were probably delighted to see Conrad Black wearing the orange outfit.)

Lord Black has shown that he understands that the Lord can create a well from a valley in his generous use of his teaching skills, giving courses to his fellow-inmates.

I suspect that as difficult as this crucible has been for him (and his wife), he's been enriched by the experience of sharing his God-given gifts with others much less fortunate than he is.

I Support Lord Black