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Friday, October 22, 2004

Conrad Black: There's a sucker born every minute - dissolute Duke's euphoria short-lived

We predicted last week that his Excellency Lord Conrad Black was blowing into the wind when he declared a great victory in the court battles launched upon him by the directors of his old company Hollinger International. Sure enough, after we "went to press" Hollinger told the media it would start a new lawsuit based on investigations it had carried out and summed up in its Special Committee Report. Hollinger says Black "breached" his duties to it and "unjustly enriched himself" at Hollinger's expense. And that wasn't all.

In Toronto, Canada's gun-shy courts (the ones who hockey veteran Carl Brewer had to drag, kicking and screaming, to throw Alan Eggleston in jail) finally went into action against Black's Canadian holding company and ordered a Court Inspector to fine-tooth-comb Black's main holding company.

His Lordship spent several years writing a book about U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt - last winter he released all 1,280 pages of Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom. To help research the book, Black paid US$7.2 million to a New York broker for Roosevelt papers once owned by Roosevelt's secretary Grace Tully. Guess who paid for the papers - Hollinger, of course. Last May, Hollinger seized most of the Tully papers at Black's New York apartment. Some of them are still missing. Hollinger has tried to sell them. The most Hollinger has been able to fetch for them is US$2.4 million. On Wednesday, Hollinger told the media that the U.S. government my claim ownership of the papers - that the seller may not have even owned the papers. Now Hollinger may get nothing for the papers. There's a sucker born every minute but Lord Black has a reputation as an astute businessman.



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