What a shame. Lord Blah-Blah has to serve out his full sentence:
Conrad Black’s conviction on fraud and obstruction of justice charges has been upheld by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals.
The court said today that defence lawyers’ arguments weren’t strong enough to topple Black’s conviction.
Black has been at a minimum-security prison in Florida since March serving a 6 1/2-year sentence.
Minimum security, such a light sentence–and he still appealed it? What a self-important wanker.
Yeah, I somehow doubt that a minimum security facility in Florida is much of a hardship. He could be in a facility in Minnesota or Alaska, for instance, and have to deal with cold weather too for a few months a year!
There is an article that talks a bit about the prison options in Florida at http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article3292043.ece — definitely Club Fed material rather than hard time!