As I suspected, and suggested as a possibility yesterday, given his sudden appearance on the Bureau of Prisons Web site, Lord Black’s plea to remain free pending appeal has, as of 6 p.m. last evening, fallen on decidedly deaf ears. Of course, Black still has the right to appeal even this decision. In an e-mail to the Globe’s Paul Waldie, Crossharbour reiterated his long held position that “we always assumed we had a better chance with the Court of Appeal and will be going there next.”
Black is, as always, the model of sang-froid. For her part, Amy St. Eve couldn’t have been clearer. She sees no basis for appeal in a case where the jury concluded that the Hollinger four “knowingly and intentionally misused [Hollinger] International for their very significant private gain.” Thirty days until payback.
Judge denies Conrad Black’s bid to remain free on bail pending appeal: Source [CP] Judge denies Black’s request to remain free while he appeals conviction: Source [Chicago Tribune]Judge denies convicted press lord Conrad Black’s appeal bond: Source [Chicago Sun-Times]Black’s bail plea shot down: Source [Globe and Mail]