Conrad Black To Be Arraigned
The former media tycoon was indicted last week for allegedly bilking $80 million dollars from Hollinger International, the company that owns the Chicago Sun-Times. Black ran that company until last year, when the board fired him and accused him of stealing $300 million dollars from shareholders.
Black's attorney, Edward Greenspan, issued a statement Nov. 17 saying Black is confident that he will be acquitted "if given a full and fair opportunity to defendant himself."
He's been a resident in Canada, the U-S, and is a British citizen.
U-S attorney Patrick Fitzgerald says if Black doesn't show up voluntarily, then prosecutors will try to have him extradited. Fitzgerald wouldn't speculate on how foreign courts might rule on those proceedings.