Former Hollinger International corporate counsel Mark Kipnis is nothing like media magnate Conrad Black, Schiff Hardin attorney Ronald Safer said in his opening statement Wednesday in the high-profile fraud trial. Safer painted a picture of Kipnis as a family man with just one home -- unlike Black, who had homes in three countries. Safer called Kipnis an "outsider" among the four former Hollinger executives on trial. The government says Kipnis was a critical piece of the Hollinger fraud scheme.
Defense Portrays Corporate Counsel as 'Outsider' Among Hollinger Co-Defendants
The National Law Journal
March 22, 2007