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Conrad Black Loses Bid To Revisit Fraud Conviction

Facing a possible return to the pokey, Canadian media baron is headed to a Chicago courtroom on June 24 for resentencing on two 2007 convictions for fraud and obstruction of justice.

TORONTO -- Canadian media baron Conrad Black on Tuesday lost a U.S. Supreme Court bid to overturn convictions for fraud and obstruction of justice.

Black’s next legal stop looks to be a Chicago courtroom on June 24 where he will resentenced for two convictions stemming from the sale of Hollinger International newspapers, including the 2000 sale of 13 major Canadian newspapers to then Canadian broadcaster CanWest Global Communications for $3.04 billion.

The Supreme Court gave no reasons for upholding a lower court decision to retain two 2007 convictions, while throwing out two other fraud convictions.

Black is currently out on bail after spending two years of a six-and-a-half jail term in a Florida prison.