Court rejects Conrad Black appeal

BBC News

The US Supreme Court has rejected former media tycoon Conrad Black’s appeal against his convictions for fraud and obstruction.

Black was freed from prison last year after the court separately found unconstitutional an anti-corruption law he was convicted of violating.

On that ground, in October a federal court reversed his conviction on two other fraud counts. But it left in place two counts on which the Canadian-born British peer is due to be resentenced in June 2011.

On Tuesday, the US Supreme Court without comment rejected Black’s appeal against his conviction on the two counts that had not been overturned.

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