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03/28/2008 02:44 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Prosecution Rests In Conrad Black Fraud Trial

Prosecutors wrapped up their case in Conrad Black's criminal fraud trial on Wednesday after 11 weeks of testimony designed to convince jurors the one-time high-flying media mogul and his associates are thieves.

Black did get a bit of good news as the government rested its case when prosecutors, without explanation, dropped a single count of money laundering against him.
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That left Black still charged with six counts of mail fraud, three counts of wire fraud, one count of obstruction of justice, one count of racketeering and two counts of tax evasion.

His three co-defendants face lesser charges and none of them had been charged with money laundering.

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