Canadian-born media mogul Conrad Black is set to walk out a free man next Friday, May 4. Black has been in a Miami prison since last September, convicted on counts of fraud and obstruction of justice.
From the CBC:
Black, 67, was resentenced last June to 42 months in prison on fraud and obstruction of justice charges.
Black had already served 29 months in the Coleman federal prison in Florida before the U.S. Supreme Court struck down some of his initial convictions, citing a misuse of the “honest services” provision of the U.S. fraud statute. His original sentence was for 78 months in prison after multiple convictions on fraud and obstruction of justice charges.
The court agreed to accept the 29 months he had already served as part of his new sentence of 42 months.
Black has reportedly said he would like to return to Canada upon his release.