Conrad Knew All That Went on, Star Witness Claims; Black Meets His Nemesis as Radler Gives Evidence
CONRAD BLACK looked more uncomfortable than usual in the eighth week of his fraud trial yesterday. So did his lawyers who repeatedly shouted "objection". The tanned and relaxed witness testifying was the manifestation of Black's nightmare and the target of his lawyers' anger.
In soft tones, David Radler
the prosecution's star witness and Black's business partner for 36 years began delivering the evidence which the prosecution hopes will convict Black of committing a $60 million fraud.
To Black's consternation, in 2005 Radler pleaded guilty to fraud and, in return for a minimum sentence, has agreed to testify against his former partner. "I pleaded guilty to fraud," Radler told the jury soon after he began his testimony.
"I took money from Hollinger in a way that isn't …
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Publication information: Article title: Conrad Knew All That Went on, Star Witness Claims; Black Meets His Nemesis as Radler Gives Evidence. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Evening Standard (London, England). Publication date: May 8, 2007. Page number: Not available. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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