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A photo collection of eight things Lord Black used to own

The Former Bank of Canada building at 10 Toronto Street was purchased by Argus Corp., which Conrad Black took control of in 1978. It then became offices for Hollinger Inc. after Argus Corp. was folded into Lord Black's new conglomerate.

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Conrad Black controlled Argus Corp. while the Argus empire controlled a vast network of prominent businesses, including grocery chain Dominion Stores and equipment manufacturer Massey-Ferguson.

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In 1985 Hollinger bought a minority stake in London's right-wing newspaper, The Daily Telegraph. Six months after the initial investment, Mr. Black seized control of the cash-starved paper, prompting London newspaper baron Robert Maxwell to observe: "Mr. Black landed history's largest fish with history's smallest hook."

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The Chicago Sun-Times building is photographed Monday, Nov. 17, 2003, along the Chicago River. Under heavy pressure from investors, Conrad Black will step down as chief executive of Hollinger International Inc., publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times, and the company will be put up for sale after an internal investigation found that fees had been improperly paid to Black and other senior executives. Hollinger also owns The Spectator magazine in Britain and a large number of community newspapers in the Chicago area.


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Conrad Black's company, Hollinger, bought the Jerusalem Post in 1989 for $17-million.

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Conrad Black launched the National Post in 1998 after buying The Financial Post from Sun Media Corp and merging the two into one national paper.

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The $30-million, 21,000-square-foot, ocean-front mansion in Palm Beach Conrad Black owned and returned to after his release from prison. The title has been turned over to a Connecticut-based investment firm to settle an $11.6-million loan and the property is up for sale.

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Conrad Black's former London home at 12-14 Cottesmore Gardens in the upscale Kensington neighbourhood. The mansion has 10 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and a swimming pool. In January 2004 it was worth 14-million pounds (over $25-million U.S.)

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