6 May 2012

Black now back in Canada

6:31 am on 6 May 2012

Former press baron Conrad Black was released from prison in Florida on Friday after serving his sentence for fraud and obstruction of justice and is now at his home in Ontario, Canada.

Last June, he was re-sentenced to another 13 months in prison on top of the 29 months he had already served.

Black, 67, a Canadian-born British citizen and a member of the House of Lords, once headed the world's third-largest publisher of English-language newspapers. They included the Chicago Sun-Times, the Jerusalem Post and the Daily Telegraph in London.

Throughout the saga, Black maintained his innocence, declaring that he was hounded by US prosecutors and enemies in the media and in public life.

Despite his conviction in the United States, he has a one-year permit from the Department of Citizenship & Immigration to live in Canada.