A U.S. official says former media mogul Conrad Black is back in Canada after being released from prison Friday morning. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Nestor Yglesias says further details about Black's arrival, including his location, will be released later.
Black left a federal prison outside Miami early Friday after serving about three years for defrauding investors.
He originally had been sentenced to about six years after he was convicted in 2007 of defrauding investors in Hollinger International Inc. He was released two years later on bail so he could pursue an appeal, which was partially successful. Last September he reported back to prison after a judge ordered him to serve another year.
The 67-year-old Black is a former member of the British House of Lords. His media empire once included the Chicago Sun-Times, The Daily Telegraph of London, The Jerusalem Post and small papers across the U.S. and Canada.