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Black, Conrad Moffat (Baron Black of Crossharbour)

Born: 1944 AD
Currently alive, at 71 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Businessmen, Publishers


1944 - Lord Black was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on the 25th of August.

1969 - The Black family founded the Ravelston Corporation as an investment vehicle.

1971 - The three formed Sterling Newspapers Limited, a holding company that would acquire several other small Canadian regional newspapers.

1985-2003 - He served as CEO of Hollinger International Inc.

         - He became chairman of Hollinger International Inc.

1998 - He launched the National Post in Toronto but sold his interest in 2001.

1990 - He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

2001 - He renounced his Canadian citizenship in order to become a life peer in the British House of Lords.

2003 - He announced that he will resign as chief executive of Hollinger.

2004 - The executive committee of the board of directors had obtained Black's resignation as chairman.

         - On 15th of November the SEC filed civil fraud lawsuits against Lord Black and several others.

         - Ranked 235th in the Sunday Times Rich List 2004, with an estimated wealth of £175m.

2005 - Eleven counts of criminal fraud charges by U. S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald against Black and 3 former Hollinger executives.

         - On 15th of December, four new federal charges were laid against Black by Fitzgerald in Chicago.

2006 - The Globe and Mail reported that Black was taking steps to regain his Canadian citizenship.

         - Hollinger International Inc. sued Black for $200 million (USD) in January.


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