BusinessCompany NewsChief witness wraps up testimony against Conrad Black

Chief witness wraps up testimony against Conrad Black

Black confident that 'no jury in the world' would convict him on the basis of Radler's testimony

Conrad Black says he is confident that no ‘jury in the
world’ would convict him on the testimony provided by his former business
partner,
David
Radler
.

Black’s comments came after two weeks of intensive testimony from Radler, the
chief witness for the prosecution in the fraud case against Black.

Radler agreed to plead guilty to the fraud and to also testify against his
former media tycoon partner in exchange for a lenient jail sentence and fine.

But his testimony was torn apart by Black’s lawyer, who accused him of
implicating Black so as to secure a cushy deal from the prosecution.

‘I don’t think he has any credibility,’ Black said outside the Chicago
courtroom.

‘I don’t think any jury in the world would convict anybody on the basis of
what he said. I repeat my long-standing view that this was never a criminal case
– except possibly against him.’

Further reading:

Key witness in Black trial admits he lied

Star witness says Conrad Black knew of all
deals

Ex-Hollinger
audit committee chairman only read draft reports

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