Monday, January 16, 2006

Body found on Black's estate in Palm Beach

Jan. 16, 2006. 01:00 AM
The body of a 22-year-old man has been found on the Palm Beach estate of former newspaper mogul Conrad Black, police say.
Authorities said yesterday they found no sign of foul play. The man, identified as Emmanuel Issac, appeared to have set up a camp near the property's beach access tunnel. The body was found Friday by Black's property manager. Black himself was not at the estate that day, his lawyer said.
Black, 61, who lives in Toronto, is the former head of Hollinger International Inc. He has been indicted for racketeering, obstruction of justice and looting more than $80 million (U.S.) from Hollinger. He pleaded not guilty in U.S. Federal Court in Chicago in December.
Black's Palm Beach house is on the market for $37 million. He posted the property as security for his $20 million bond, meaning he would lose the mansion if he missed court appearances.

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