LAWFUEL – The Law News Wire – Conrad Black says he is confident no “jury in the world” would convict him on the testimony provided by the prosecution’s star witness after David Radler wrapped up two weeks of gruelling testimony in Black’s fraud trial Thursday.
Radler was Black’s business partner for more than 30 years and agreed to plead guilty to fraud and testify against the former press baron in exchange for a lenient jail sentence and fine.
He has spent days being called a liar by defence lawyers and accused of implicating Black and three other former Hollinger International executives only to secure his “sweetheart deal” with prosecutors.
“I don’t think he has any credibility,” Black said outside the Chicago courtroom after Radler stepped off the witness stand Thursday afternoon.
“I don’t think any jury in the world would convict anybody on the basis of what he said. I repeat my long-standing view that this was never a criminal case – except possibly against him.”