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Prosecution in Conrad Black Trial Plans To Rest This Week

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Prosecutors at the trial of former Hollinger CEO Conrad Black say they’ll rest their case this week. Black and three others are accused of skimming millions from shareholders, usually from the sales of newspapers. Hollinger owned hundreds of publications, including the Chicago Sun-Times.Chicago Public Radio’s Diantha Parker reports.

Today, defense attorneys will continue cross-examining Lancelot Bloomfield. He was a security guard at Black’s parent company, Hollinger Inc., in Toronto. And he testified last week that in May of 2005, Black’s secretary asked him to take some document boxes to her car. Bloomfield started to do that, but realized this went against a Canadian court order, which said all Hollinger paperwork must stay in the building unless specially approved. He said he left the boxes near the rear exit and told another security guard to keep an eye on them. That man is expected to testify that Black came by the office later in the day to take the boxes himself. I’m Diantha Parker, Chicago Public Radio.

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