Former Hollinger International CEO Conrad Black, convicted in July of federal fraud and obstruction of justice charges, is asking for a new trial:
In motions filed late Monday in U.S. District Court in Chicago, attorneys for Black argue it would be a "miscarriage of justice to let the verdict stand."
Judge Amy St. Eve should consider the credibility of the witnesses against Black, the attorneys argue -- especially the testimony of his longtime business partner turned star witness for the prosecution, former Chicago Sun-Times Publisher F. David Radler.
Black is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 30.
At one time, Hollinger owned The Carthage Press and the Neosho Daily News.