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Ex-Hollinger GC Gets Probation

Posted Dec 11, 2007 2:18 PM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Lost in the news accounts of sentencing yesterday for Conrad Black, the ex-CEO of Hollinger International, was the sentence for the company’s former general counsel.

Mark Kipnis, convicted of fraud for helping arrange illegal payments to Black and two co-defendants, received five years’ probation, the Wall Street Journal Law Blog reports, quoting the Chicago Tribune.

U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve said Kipnis did not profit from his wrongdoing. “You were clearly the least culpable person in this scheme,” she said.

Yesterday, Black received a sentence of 6.5 years in prison for embezzling Hollinger money.

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