The US Supreme Court today agreed to consider overturning the fraud conviction of former media tycoon Conrad Black, who is serving more than six years. The justices will hear arguments later this year over the convictions of Black, the former chairman and chief executive of the Hollinger International media company, and two other former executives in connection with payments of €5.5 million they received from a Hollinger subsidiary. The men, who were sentenced in July 2007, argued that they did not commit fraud because they did no harm to the company. The 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago upheld the convictions, but the nation's appeals courts are divided on the central issue underpinning their convictions.