All eyes on Black in media trial frenzy

A media circus descended on Chicago last week as media mogul Conrad Black arrived to defend himself in court against charges of fraud, racketeering and obstruction of justice.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
17th March, 2007

A media circus descended on Chicago last week as media mogul Conrad Black arrived to defend himself in court against charges of fraud, racketeering and obstruction of justice. If convicted, he could face 101 years in prison.

Not surprisingly, interest in Black’s trial is sky-high. It has all the ingredients of a hit television courtroom drama. A disgraced and dethroned press baron, a glamorous and extravagant wife and a cast of supporting characters from some of...

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