Yesterday in a Chicago court room Judge Amy St. Eve refused to permit Conrad Black to return to Canada to await his sentencing on November 30. She said she would again at the matter if Black could beef up his 21 million dollar bail. Black’s lawyers say all his assets are frozen. The prosecutors say he has upwards of 60 million stashed in off shore account. So far as I am aware the prosecutors have offered no proff of this.
A poll shows that 69% of Canadians feel Black should serve at least one year behind bars. 61% think his Order of Canada should be rovoked. A majority of Canadians think he should erve between one and nine years. The prosecutors are asking for 15 to 20 years.
Do you think Black should serve less than five years or more than five years?
If he can raise more bail should he be allowed to return to Canada? He has a temporary visa which runs out Nov. 27 but could be extended.
Do you believe Black should be able to serve his sentence in Canada where he would serve about a sixth of the sentnce as opposed to serving 85% of his sentence in a tough US federal prison.
How is society served by throwing the book at Black?