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Black should serve rest of sentence: prosecutor

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The U.S. Attorney says former media mogul Conrad Black's original sentence of 6 1/2 years should be reimposed despite a decision by a U.S. appeals court to overturn two of his four convictions.

Though Lord Black has behaved well in prison and helped teach fellow inmates, he has refused to accept responsibility for his crimes, prosecutors say in a court filing ahead of a June sentencing hearing.

The Canadian-born businessman was freed on bail from a Florida prison last year while he appealed his conviction of defrauding investors. He had served 29 months of a 78-month sentence for the original four convictions.

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The appeals court overturned two counts of fraud and upheld two convictions - one for fraud and one for obstruction of justice.

The original trial judge is scheduled to resentence Lord Black on June 24.

Lord Black has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal of those convictions but the top court hasn't indicated whether it will grant the request.

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