CHICAGO, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Conrad Black, a former media mogul convicted of fraud, appeared in federal court in Chicago Thursday, where a judge delayed a sentencing hearing.
U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve scheduled a new sentencing hearing for June 24, the Chicago Tribune reported. An appeals court threw out some of his fraud convictions in October after a landmark Supreme Court ruling limited the federal prosecutors' use of the "honest services" fraud law.
Black, who formerly owned 300 newspapers, served two years of a 6 1/2 year sentence before he was released on bail in July. His lawyers said Thursday they plan to appeal his convictions for defrauding Hollinger International, his newspaper company, and obstruction of justice to the U.S. Supreme Court.
St. Eve issued an order Tuesday that can serve as identification if Black wants to travel on commercial planes in the United States. Black, Canadian-born and a member of the British House of Lords, has a British passport, but it is in the custody of the court.