CHICAGO – Conrad Black has lost his appeal of a conviction for fraud in the United States.
A Chicago court has unanimously rejected a request by the former media mogul to re-hear an earlier appeal that upheld one fraud conviction against him.
Black had argued that the appeal panel failed to properly apply a recent Supreme Court ruling that narrowed the scope of a law used to convict him.
Two of Black’s three fraud convictions were overturned in October by a U.S. appeals court. It upheld one fraud conviction and one for obstruction of justice.
Black’s lawyer says he now plans to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Black is currently free on bail after serving more than two years in a Florida prison.