WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Newspaper tycoon Conrad Black has appealed his remaining fraud and obstruction of justice convictions to the U.S. Supreme Court.
A federal appeals court threw out two of three fraud counts. Black is scheduled to be re-sentenced in June on the remaining fraud count and one count of obstruction of justice, the National Post reported.
Black won a significant victory when the Supreme Court narrowed the definition of "honest services" fraud. He was released on bail after spending 28 months in a U.S. prison.
At the height of his influence, the Canadian-born Black was the third-ranking newspaper owner in the world, with holdings including the National Post in Canada, the Jerusalem Post and The Daily Telegraph in London.
He was also a member of the British House of Lords and author of biographies of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Richard Nixon.
Miguel Estrada, Black's lawyer, said the brief he filed late Thursday argues the appeals court misinterpreted the Supreme Court opinion on "honest services."