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Former media mogul back in prison

Former media mogul Conrad Black has returned to US federal prison in Florida to finish his sentence for defrauding investors.

Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke said 67-year-old Black checked into the Miami prison on Tuesday afternoon.

In June, a federal judge in Chicago sentenced Black to three and a half years. Prosecutors said he would be given credit for more than two years he already served.

The judge had originally sentenced Black to six and a half years after he was convicted in 2007 of defrauding investors in Hollinger International.

Black was freed on bail to pursue what would be partially successful appeals.

Black's empire once included the Chicago Sun-Times and The Daily Telegraph.


From Belfast Telegraph