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Trial of ex-Jerusalem Post owner begins

The trial of the former owner of The Jerusalem Post began. Jury selection started Wednesday in Chicago in the trial of Conrad Black, former Hollinger
International Inc. chairman. Black and three co-defendants are accused of using the
Chicago-based publishing company as a “personal piggy bank,” diverting some $83 million to themselves disguised as noncompete
payments.One of Black’s business partners, David Radler, already has pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud in a case in which $32 million was siphoned from Hollinger for personal use. Radler is expected to be a key witness for the prosecution. Hollinger sold The Jerusalem Post in 2004.

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