US court rejects Conrad Black's bail request

Conrad Black. (photo credit: AP)
Conrad Black.
(photo credit: AP)
Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has turneddown former newspaper mogul Conrad Black's request to be freed from aFlorida prison while he appeals his fraud conviction to the high court.Stevens rejected Black's plea Monday without comment. Black, a memberof the British House of Lords, has served nearly 17 months of a61/2-year prison term at a federal prison.
In May the court agreed to consider overturningBlack's conviction in July 2007 on charges he siphoned off millions ofdollars belonging to Hollinger International when he was chiefexecutive of the media company.