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Conrad Black

Media Mogul Conrad Black Released From Prison

Media mogul Conrad Black has been released from prison, having completed about three of his 6 1/2–year sentence for defrauding investors.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2012

Conrad Black

Media Mogul Conrad Black Going Back To Prison

Lord Conrad Black appeared a Chicago federal courtroom Friday morning, for re-sentencing on his 2007 criminal convictions.

CBS Chicago–06/24/2011

Prosecutors Move To Drop Some Charges vs. Blagojevich

Federal prosecutors are moving for the dismissal of several charges against deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Blagojevich Asks Judge To Dismiss 11 Charges

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich has filed a new motion seeking to toss out several corruption charges against him, based on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling limiting the use of a federal anti-fraud law.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2011

Antoin 'Tony' Rezko

New Sentencing Date Set For Tony Rezko

A federal judge set a new sentencing date in October for convicted political fixer Antoin “Tony” Rezko, a former fundraiser for ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich.


Conrad Black

No New Trial For Black, Resentencing Set For June

Federal prosecutors said Thursday that they would not seek to retry former media mogul and Chicago Sun-Times owner Conrad Black, after two fraud convictions were tossed out last year by an appellate court.

CBS Chicago–01/13/2011

Conrad Black

Judge Provides Conrad Black With New ID

A federal judge has provided a unique form of ID to convicted media mogul and former Chicago Sun-Times owner Conrad Black while he’s out of prison on bail.


Antoin 'Tony' Rezko

Tony Rezko Seeks New Trial

Antoin “Tony” Rezko, the notorious former fundraiser for deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich, is seeking a new trial based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2010

Former Illinois Governor George Ryan speaks to the news media at the federal courthouse following a verdict of guilty on all counts in his corruption trial April 17, 2006  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Attorneys Ask For George Ryan’s Release Pending Appeal

A federal judge says she’ll rule soon on a motion by imprisoned former Illinois Gov. George Ryan to throw out some of his corruption convictions based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision curtailing the use of an anti-fraud law.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2010

George Ryan

Could Former Governor Ryan Go Free?

Attorneys for former Gov. George Ryan are in court this morning, trying to win his early release from prison.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2010

Conrad Black

Court Reverses 2 Conrad Black Convictions, Upholds 2 Others

A federal appeals court on Friday reversed two of former media mogul Conrad Black’s 2007 fraud convictions — raising at least the possibility he won’t return to prison.