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Fourth Hollinger executive pleads not guilty to fraud charges

[JURIST] Former Hollinger International [corporate website] executive Jack Boultbee Wednesday pleaded not guilty to fraud charges a week after failing to appear [JURIST report] for his originally scheduled arraignment. Boultbee appeared in a Chicago court to answer charges stemming from millions allegedly diverted from the company by former CEO Conrad Black [CBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. Boultbee, a former executive vice president, was released on $1.5 million bond. Black and two other former executives charged in the case have all pleaded not guilty to fraud charges [JURIST report], although a US Attorney's Office spokesman said more charges could be forthcoming next week. CBC News has more.

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