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Lord Tubby’s Worst Nightmare

Posted by Phoenix Woman on March 5, 2008

Convicted and disgraced right-wing newspaper baron Lord Black of Crossharbour — aka Conrad “Tubby” Black — tried to reclaim his despised Canadian citizenship so he could avoid doing time in the much rougher U.S. prison system.

He failed:

Black will be headed to what is known as Coleman-Low, the low security facility in the sprawling Coleman Correctional complex. Built in 1995, according to Ellis’s guidebook, it is, he says, “relatively new,” and part of the growing number of complexes that house both low, medium facilities as well as United States penitentiaries.

“If he were an American, he would be going to a camp — an open facility, one that he could theoretically walk away from,” says Ellis. (Think of the facility in Alderson, West Virginia, where Martha Stewart served her sentence, a place that had no barbed wires or fences.) But Lord Black, a British subject, is a “criminal alien” within the federal prison system, and that status booted him up to a low-security facility.

“He’s going to a real prison,” Ellis says. “It’s terrible. Your movement is more controlled.”

Awwww. Poooor babeeee.

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78 months to write his memoirs

Posted by Charles II on December 10, 2007

…in jail.

Plus pocket change for a fine.

Oh: This post is about Conrad Black.

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So Predictable

Posted by MEC on October 23, 2007

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In the United States, the rightwingers kneejerk reaction to getting caught is to get down on their knees and pray. In public. So everybody knows they’re godly and Christian and therefore they’re really quite innocent no matter what a court of law decides.

So you can guess what Conrad Black has been doing lately.

On bail at his beachside mansion in Palm Beach, Black says his faith is providing comfort: “It has been helpful … in reading apposite passages from ecclesiastical authors, especially Cardinal Newman, and in conversation with several very knowledgeable clergymen.”

Excuse me while I get down on my knees. And barf.

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Conrad Black not guilty of racketeering

Posted by Charles II on July 13, 2007

Just Us

But he was convicted of 4 charges and is almost certain to go to jail.

Unless he makes a sufficiently large donation to the Republican Party.

Mike Robinson, AP (on AOL):

Black, 62, was convicted of three counts of mail fraud and one count of obstruction of justice. He faces a maximum of 35 years in prison for the offenses, plus a maximum penalty of $1 million.
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How Is Patrick Fitzgerald Like KRS-One?

Posted by Phoenix Woman on March 28, 2007

Answer:  If you’re lame or wack, both men will end your career.  As Conrad Black is finding out.

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