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Lord Black on Judge Posner: “A Babbling Lunatic”

Carol Felsenthal 7 December 2012 One Comment

Released from prison earlier this year after serving, non-consecutively, three years and two weeks, the 68-year-old Black is back in Canada living on a temporary resident permit. He spoke to me by telephone from Toronto. His feelings about Chicago seem raw and angry—he is barred from entering the U.S. until his legal issues are resolved—and he has harsh words for, among many others, his “persecutor,” former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, “a notorious headline-seeking zealot,” and for F. David Radler, Black’s former business partner, former Sun-Times publisher, fellow indictee-turned-government-star-witness—“almost a caricature of a penny-pinching businessman” who is “endless[ly] grubbing for money.” (Radler is remembered by journalists here as the bean counter who flipped the off switch on the escalators in the old Sun-Times building to save money on electricity.) Black also speaks harshly of Appeals Court Judge Richard Posner—“a babbling lunatic” and “a rubber stamp for the prosecution”—whose resurrection of two counts sent Black back to prison to serve out an additional seven months.

 

 

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