Defiant Black starts prison term

Conrad Black, whose name often follows "disgraced media baron," began a six-and-a-half year prison sentence on Monday, reporting to Coleman Federal Correctional Complex in Florida.

Conrad Black, whose name often follows “disgraced media baron,” began a six-and-a-half year prison sentence on Monday, reporting to Coleman Federal Correctional Complex in Florida. Black, convicted last July of three counts of fraud and obstruction of justice for swindling millions of dollars from Hollinger International, had sought to stay free on bond, claiming there was a strong chance his conviction would be overturned. The Churchill-referencing Black is reportedly “at peace” with his incarceration and planning to teach French in prison.

In focus: Consequences indeed

Buzz was building for Love and Consequences, a memoir by Margaret B. Jones about the hard-knock life of being a half-white, half Native-American girl in South-Central Los Angeles running drugs for the Bloods. The problem is that Jones, real name Margaret Seltzer, actually grew up in a wealthy section of LA, graduated from private school, and was not associated with gang members.

Penguin Group USA has pulled the book, published last week, from shelves and cancelled Jones' book tour.

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