Lord Conrad Black Granted Bail

Lord Conrad Black has been serving his sentence for honest services fraud since March, 2008. The 7th Circuit just granted his release on bail.

Black’s request for bail followed a U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that narrowed the scope of a federal statute used at his trial, returning the Hollinger executive’s case to the appeals court. Black and three associates had been found guilty in the theft of $6.1 million from Hollinger International -- once the world’s third-largest publisher of English-language newspapers -- as they engineered its sale of assets.

The order is here. [Hat tip to Sentencing Law and Policy.]

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    Black is a Canadian citizen (none / 0) (#1)
    by Peter G on Tue Jul 20, 2010 at 01:48:08 PM EST
    Does he have an ICE detainer on him?

    He was Canadian (none / 0) (#2)
    by Natal on Tue Jul 20, 2010 at 04:36:02 PM EST
    but gave his citizenship for the House of Lords seat. So we can't be tainted by his behavior anymore.

    But vis a vis the USA, (none / 0) (#3)
    by Peter G on Tue Jul 20, 2010 at 04:53:47 PM EST
    he is not a citizen, right? And thus deportable, perhaps, and potentially the subject of paperwork from ICE?  So my question stands, as a problem in getting bail in a US criminal case.