Conrad Black to Get Six and a Half to Eight Years

The judge in the trial of Canadian media mogul Conrad Black has announced she will consider a range of between 78 and 97 months (or six and a half to eight years) in sentencing, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. That’s seen as good news for Mr. Black, who could have faced 20 years after being convicted in July of fraud and obstruction of justice.

Mr. Black is expected to deliver a lengthy court-room speech before his sentencing later today. We’ll keep you posted.