Conrad Black, the former Hollinger International Inc. chairman and British lord serving a 6 1/2-year sentence for fraud and obstruction, asked the Bush administration for clemency ... Black began serving his prison term March 3, making it unlikely he would be pardoned after such a short period behind bars, said P.S. Ruckman Jr., an associate professor of political science at Rock Valley College in Rockford, Illinois. “That sure says he has a lot of gall,” Ruckman said. “If he were to get a commutation of sentence this early in his sentence, that would be pretty extraordinary.” Bush would be more likely to commute Black’s sentence to a later date and allow him to leave prison after two or three years, Ruckman said. Black has maintained he is innocent.See full article here.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Here is a snippet from an article by Bloomberg News today:
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