More news on old Backdoor Blackie
The obstruction count alleges that he illegally removed more than a dozen boxes of documents from his company's offices in Toronto last spring, despite a December 2004 ruling by a Canadian court that said no documents could be removed without permission.
According to the U.S. attorney's office, Black first tried to take out the papers from the offices of parent Hollinger Inc. and Ravelston on May 20, a day after being warned by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it was about to formally request documents as part of its investigation into the case. But the effort was thwarted when a company official told a court-appointed inspector, who notified building security.
Three hours later, just after 5 p.m., Black returned to the building and together with his chauffeur and an assistant removed 13 boxes of documents through a rear entrance, the statement by prosecutors said.
Ah, Connie, sneaking out the rear entry in the same manner you've been sticking it up the shareholders'
rear entry, you old devil.