Ex-media mogul exits prison after serving three years
BY Associated Press
Saturday, May 05, 2012
5/05/12 at 4:53 AM
Former media mogul Conrad Black arrived home in Toronto on Friday, hours after he was deported from the U.S. following his release from federal prison in Miami, Fla., after serving about three years for defrauding investors.
Black, whose empire once included the Chicago Sun-Times, The Daily Telegraph of London, The Jerusalem Post and small papers across the U.S. and Canada, had returned to prison last September to finish his sentence.
A former member of the British House of Lords, Black was sentenced to more than six years in prison after his 2007 conviction in Chicago, but was released on bail two years later to pursue an appeal that was partially successful. A judge reduced his sentence to three years and he returned to prison last September. With time off for good behavior, he has completed his sentence.
Black was known for a grand lifestyle, including a $62,000 birthday party for his wife, a swanky apartment on Park Avenue in New York and a trip to the island of Bora Bora.
Conrad Black kisses his wife, Barbra,
as he arrives home Friday in Toronto.
NATHAN DENETTE/The Canadian Press/AP