Friday, December 07, 2007
It must be hard to have it all (well, not all), and then quite a lot but be incarcerated. Just ask Conrad Black
. He will go to jail, that is for certain. The question is for how long. His fate rests in the hands of a federal judge
in the US, who can sentence him to as little as 5 years to a maximum of 30 years. Black is 63, so anything beyond 20 years in prison becomes a life sentence.
I won't lie to you, there is something that doesn't feel right about his whole trial. In the end, of course, if you have shareholders you become their employee and using company money is no longer a matter of asking yourself for raises. But I can see how a sense of entitlement can't be shaken off, as he seemed to have a built a publishing empire on his own. Nonetheless, the rule of law must prevail and he got caught with his hand
in the big, big cookie jar. Someone wrote about him as, and I paraphrase, "being a millionaire living the life of a billionaire." How pedestrian of him.