The very honourable Conrad Moffat Black , the baron Black de Crossharbour, C.P., O.C (August 25th 1944 with Montreal, Canada) is a tycoon, a Financier and a British Biographe whose activities take place mainly with the Canada, with the the United States and in Great Britain. It has a predilection for the press groups and in particular the newspapers. His wife is Barbara Amiel, chroniqueuse recognized.
BiographyWhen the tycoon Bud McDougald died, it took the control of its Holding Argus Corporation in a riding way. The activities of the group were directed then towards the press.
Black launched the Toronto-native daily newspaper the National Post in October 1998. At the summer 2000, CanWest Global bought the newspapers of the press group Hollinger, of which the Montreal Gazette and the Ottawa Citizen .
Since 2004, it is in the center of an accounting scandal implying various financial affairs relating to the companies of its Holding, operating mainly with the Canada, the the United States and in Great Britain. The SEC American started an investigation into its intrigues and it is to him interdict to carry out financial affairs aiming at the companies of its group.
In November 2005, it is under the blow of a warrant for arrest launched by the federal court of Chicago to the the United States. He like two other persons in charge, Boultbee Jack and Peter Atkinson, are shown frauds for an amount of more than 80 million US dollars (for more details, to see). It risks a custodial sentence being able to go up to forty years.
Old Freemason, Black converted with the Catholic religion. He was a friend of the cardinal Emmett Carter of Toronto. He is member of the Ordre of Canada.
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