WASHINGTON, May 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday rejected the case of former newspaper mogul Conrad Black, opening the way for his re-sentencing next month in Chicago.
A federal appeals court threw out two of three fraud convictions against Black relating to the sale of Hollinger International newspapers, citing the Supreme Court's ruling that outlawed the federal "honest services" fraud law.
He was released on bail following 28 months in a U.S. prison, but must be re-sentenced on the final count.
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 is the author of biographies of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Richard Nixon.