Hung jury in Conrad Black trial
Associated Press is reporting that the jury in the Conrad Black trial cannot come to a verdict and have asked the judge for instructions.
Here's the alert from AP:
_ The jury in the racketeering and fraud trial of fallen media tycoon
Conrad Black says they are unable to reach a verdict and have asked the
judge for advice.
The jury at the fraud trial in Chicago of former media baron Conrad
Black trial said Tuesday it was unable to reach a unanimous verdict.
Jurors have asked the judge for advice on how to continue.
The nine-woman, three-man jury was in its ninth day of
deliberations. After 15 weeks of testimony, more than 40 witnesses and
about 700 documents, the jurors were handed the case on June 27.
Black and three former associates are accused of looting Hollinger
of more than $60 million US, mostly through non-compete payments made
following the sale of hundreds of Hollinger-owned U.S. and Canadian
Black was charged with nine counts of mail and wire fraud, one count
of racketeering, one count of obstruction of justice and two counts of
tax fraud. He faces more than 90 years in prison if convicted on all
Former Hollinger chief financial officer Jack Boultbee and former
Hollinger general counsel Mark Kipnis each face 11 counts of wire
fraud, mail fraud and filing false corporate tax returns. Peter
Atkinson faces seven charges.