Conrad Black freed on $2m. bond

Federal judge to consider overturning 2007 conviction.

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
July 21, 2010 17:57
Conrad Black

Conrad Black311. (photo credit: Associated Press)

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 his conviction.


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