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Former media mogul Conrad Black has left a federal prison in central Florida where he has been serving a 6 1/2-year sentence for a fraud conviction.
Gary Miller, a spokesman for the prison in Coleman, said Black was discharged on Wednesday.
Black's release came hours after U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve in Chicago set his bond at $2 million and ordered Black not to leave the US.
A friend of Black's posted his bond.
The judge also ordered Black to appear before her in Chicago on Friday
to go over the terms of his release.
Black and three other Hollinger International Inc. executives were
convicted in 2007 of defrauding shareholders out of $6.1 million.
An appeals court Monday granted Black's motion for bail as he appeals