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Black sentenced

Lord Black of Crossharbor has been sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison, significantly less than the 24 years the prosecution had requested.

I don’t know US securities law well enough to comment on that aspect of the trial, but Black’s case wasn’t helped by its proximity to Enron, Tyco and similar prosecutions.

The fact that Black is a rich, white male who has been portrayed as arrogant, greedy and extravagant didn’t help either.

One thing’s certain, though: between Black and Robert Pickton, the myth of the boring Canadian is now in tatters.

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