Friday, May 4, 2012

Conrad Black Freed From Florida Prison after serving around three years of the six and a half years sentence

Disgraced media mogul Conrad Black has been released from prison, officials have said.

The 67-year-old was freed from a Florida jail after serving around three years for fraud and obstruction of justice.

The former Daily Telegraph owner was convicted of swindling shareholders of £3.8m from the now defunct media holding company Hollinger and trying to cover up his crimes in 2007.

He was originally sentenced to six and a half years - but launched several appeals.

Black had only served two years when he successfully appealed to have his sentence cut short in July 2010.

Last September, he returned to prison after a judge ordered him to serve another year. Read More