Conrad Black arrives at the Federal Courthouse in Chicago for a status hearing, January 13, 2011.
Credits: REUTERS/John Gress
TORONTO - Conrad Black will arrive in Toronto Friday afternoon after being released from prison in Florida earlier in the day.
The former media titan was freed just after 8 a.m. from the Federal Correctional Institute.
He was taken to a U.S. immigration facility, arriving at 8:40 a.m., and will leave Miami aboard a private six-passenger jet, set to arrive in Toronto at 2:31 p.m.
Black has been granted a one-year temporary resident permit (TPR) to come to Canada, and has said he would like to return to Toronto, where he owns a home.
Black, along with other executives, was accused of fraud and other charges or allegedly stealing $60 million from Hollinger International investors.
He was convicted of two counts of fraud and one count of obstruction of justice in July 2007, and was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison.
The US Supreme court set aside Black's conviction in July 2010, but later upheld his conviction on one count of fraud and obstruction of justice.
Black began serving time in Florida in March 2008.