Hollinger International reported last week that its former CEO Conrad Black (below, at a costume party with wife Barbara) and other executives took more than $400 million from the company. Black denies the allegations. But the excesses noted in the report, including those cited here, should interest the Securities and Exchange Commission, which has launched its own investigation into the company.
--By Rebecca Myers
The company footed the bills for Barbara Black's birthday party ($42,870), for "summer drinks" ($24,050) and for dinners with board director Henry Kissinger ($28,480)
Black and his executives earned more than $218 million...