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This article was published 19/6/2007 (3236 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
The Conrad Black fraud trial is in the final stages this week, with lawyers on both sides taking their best shots during closing arguments.Has anyone out there actually been following this case?
A Canadian Press story
previewing the beginning of the end reads, in part "On the face of it, Conrad Black’s fraud trial has had all the spice and saucy detail a jury could hope for from a celebrity court affair: betrayal, alleged abuse of luxurious perks, sneaky backroom money moves, vicious outbursts."Hmmm, sounds interesting. But I think this is a case where the (Ontario-based) media hype has far exceeded the reality of what has gone down.I think I speak for plenty of average Canadians when I sum up the case in the following way.Yawn.In any event, things appear to be heating up a bit this week with final arguments leading into the jury's verdict.And with the fate of Lord Black hanging in the balance - we know they don't mess around with white collar crime in the U.S. - there's plenty on the line.So, how do you see this shaking down? Just click HERE
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