U.S. Supreme Court hears Black appeal Tuesday

CBC News

‘Honest services’ at issue

Conrad Black is taking his fight to the U.S. Supreme Court in a last-ditch appeal that, if successful, could grant him the vindication he has long dreamed of and cast doubt on a controversial law used to trap white-collar criminals.

The former media mogul, who gave up his Canadian citizenship to become a member of the British House of Lords, has been serving a 6½-year term at the federal prison in Coleman, Fla., for fraud and obstruction of justice. He will not be present at the hearing in Washington on Tuesday.

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