Conrad Black is out of prison and back in the rented Palm Beach estate where his wife Barbara Amiel was waiting. And if all goes according to plan, the former media baron could be back in his native Canada sooner than later. Black is currently confined to the continental United States under bail conditions set by federal district court Judge Amy St. Eve. But Black’s lawyers are expected to use a hearing scheduled for Friday to argue their client should be allowed to return to Canada. Sources tell the Financial Post Black’s financial situation is dire and he is facing eviction from his Palm Beach mansion. Prosecutors have so far objected to his request to return to Toronto, but it’s believed his diminished financial state could be used to convince the court he is not a flight risk.
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