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Judge wants Black to explain where the money comes from

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Thursday July 13, 2006

Lord Black of CrossharbourUnemployed former newspaper tyrant Conrad Black, currently on bail from a Chicago court on charges of misappropriating $85 million US from Hollinger International, is spending $200,000 monthly on his living expenses, including $9,000 a month on gardening. Black, like many of his staffers soon after he bought his newspapers, is unemployed.

“How is he paying those? Where is the money coming from?” [Judge Amy ] St. Eve asked Black’s lawyer, Ed Genson. “You know where I’m going. Is there something else out there?”