Media Boss Black Jailed Over Fraud Fraud charges against Conrad Black 11.12.2007 Disgraced former UK media tycoon Conrad Black has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in jail after his trial on fraud charges.The former Daily Telegraph owner is now set to appeal against the verdict after a jury convicted him of swindling shareholders out of six million dollars (£2.96 million) in a scam with three other colleagues.Lord Black of Crossharbour, 63, illegally received cash and was found guilty of three counts of fraud and one of obstruction at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in Chicago.Judge Amy St Eve told the former Hollinger International chief executive: "I frankly cannot understand how somebody of your status, on top of the media empire you were on top of, can engage in the conduct you did and put everything at risk."She said there is "equal justice" in American law, no matter how "rich, powerful or successful you are"."No-one is above the law," she said."No-one is immune. And that, Mr Black, includes you."Copyright © PA Business 2007 Press contact James Clarke Press Officer +44 (0)161 838 3169 Email James Related articles 19.06.2018The New Tax Evasion Facilitation Offence 19.06.2018Legal Challenge To Inadequate Care ‘A Wake-Up Call To The NHS’ 18.06.2018Family Of Former College Cleaner Appealing To Ex-Colleagues For Help Following Cancer Death 18.06.2018Family Law Team Ranked Number One 18.06.2018London Drives UK Tourism But Other Regions Attracting Attention 18.06.2018Omnichannel And Experiential 'Key To Retail's Future Success'