Conrad Black going back to prison | Posted | National Post
Considering that none of the crooks from Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs, who destroyed the economy, got any time, I feel that the punishment doled to Black is vindictive and heavy handed. They found him guilty of of stealing 600k or something along that line and then you have the banks that swindled people out of billions and they get a bailout. The system is ****ed. I have no love for Sir Black, but time he did is more then just for what he has done in my opinion.
I lost all respect for Conrad Black when he betrayed and abandoned his Canadian Citizenship in order to become a Lord Emsworth like, P.G. Wodehouse character among his doddering fellow lords in the English Upper House.
Always felt sorry and pity for his wife, Barbara Amiel, for not being able to who Black was.
Having said that, isn't 're-sentencing' double jeopardy?
How was Black convicted of Obstruction of Justice when & if the crime was committed in Toronto?
For about 25 minutes, he unleashed an unrepentant speech full of pent-up opinions, not the least of which was the toll the eight-year legal campaign against him has taken on his family.
When he was finished speaking, the judge went through a checklist of procedural explanations, leading to her justification for reducing his original 78-month sentence to 42 months.
Ah he's just a good 'ol boy! We should cut him some slack! There's people of much more questionable character that are routinely given slaps on the wrist in the courts. Besides, he served time as a model prisoner, he gets out for a tease of freedom and then has to go back? Just let him come home to Canada already and get back on his feet again... he'd do it for you.