Good news for Conrad Black—one-time publisher of The Daily Telegraph, the Chicago Sun-Times, and many more—the Supreme Court is examining his conviction for mail fraud and obstruction of justice. Justices will focus on the mail fraud conviction, which lawyers for Black, who’s serving a 6-year sentence in prison, was unlawfully expanded beyond its legal definition. In 2007, the former press baron and occasional Daily Beast contributor was convicted of stealing $6.1 million from Hollinger Inc., his newspaper company. The Supreme Court’s ruling, Bloomberg reports, could affect the conviction of another executive who suffered a precipitous fall: Jeffrey Skilling of Enron.
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