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06/06/2011 07:08 EDT | Updated 08/06/2011 05:12 EDT

Conrad Black Treated Fellow Inmates 'Like Servants,' Says Affidavit

AP

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- Two prison workers at the jail where former media baron Conrad Black spent more than two years say he wasn't the model inmate his defence team paints him to be in a filing to be heard at his resentencing later this month.

In an affidavit filed in a U.S. court, a unit manager at Coleman prison in Florida says Black demanded special treatment and gathered an entourage of inmates who acted like servants for him.

The document claims those inmates cooked and cleaned for him. In another document, an education specialist who supervised the Montreal-born Black as a tutor says he was frequently late and often read or worked on writing what appeared to be a book while he was supposed to be teaching.

The specialist claims Black projected an air of superiority and some of the inmates saluted him each day in class.

Black's defence has filed documents in advance of a June 24 resentencing on his two remaining convictions that tout his "extraordinary" contributions to the community during 2½ years at Coleman.