Top court rejects Black appeal

The US Supreme Court has cleared the way for resentencing the former media baron Conrad Black next month in Chicago for fraud and obstruction of justice after rejecting his appeal.

Black has been free on bail since July after serving nearly two and a half years of a six-and-a-half -year prison term after being found guilty of defrauding Hollinger, the newspaper group that once owned The Daily Telegraph. He has argued that his conviction should have been thrown out after the US Supreme Court last year narrowed the reach of the fraud law he was convicted on.