Looks like Richard "Spawn of Satan's Anus" Perle may re-enter the public
spotlight. His 'business' pal, Conrad Black, faces 40 years in prison, and a
$2 million fine, if found guilty of defrauding investors out of some $84 million,
while he headed up the global propaganda empire, Hollinger International.
Richard Perle, former top US "defense" advisor, unflinching
advocate of Ahmad Chalabi, key member of the Project for a New American Century,
and top 'Israeli-first' propagandist, may find himself back in the limelight,
as his associate, Conrad Black, defends against multi-million dollar fraud charges.
The defense is expected to be, that since the board members of Hollinger approved
the questionable transactions, there was no fraud involved.
According to a Globe and Mail Article:
"Legal observers expect Lord Black's defence counsel to focus on board
members, including former secretary of state Henry Kissinger, former Illinois
governor James Thompson, conservative economist Marie-Josée Kravis and
former Bush administration defence adviser Richard Perle.
Mr. Perle, in particular, may be pivotal as he was the only outside director
to serve on the executive committee and was singled out in a report to the SEC
for having approved many of the transactions that form the basis of the indictment.
But Columbia University securities law professor John Coffee said it can be
a mistake for white-collar defendants to argue that they had board approval
for allegedly fraudulent activities.
"That's the finger-pointing defence — it throws mud and says: 'I'm
not guilty because they were just as bad,' " Mr. Coffee said. "But
the jury can sit back and say: 'They're all a bunch of crooks and we only have
one indictment in front of us.' "
He said the issue is not whether directors appointed by Lord Black approved
the transactions, but whether Hollinger executives effectively hid them from