The wheels of American justice finally started to turn Conrad Black’s way yesterday when the U.S.
Supreme Court said it agreed to review the fraud conviction that helped to put the disgraced media baron behind bars in 2007.
Black was convicted two years ago for his role in an alleged scheme to defraud shareholders of the company he founded.
The fact he can now see a glimmer of light at the end of his dark legal tunnel came as a surprise to legal experts familiar with the case, which culminated in one of the most sensational and closely watched trials in recent Canadian memory.
“For the first time in a long time the stars are beginning to align, or there’s a potential that the stars will realign, in Conrad Black’s favour,” Jacob Frenkel, a former U.S. federal prosecutor said in an interview.