Lord Black begins US jail sentence
COLEMAN: Former press baron Conrad Black surrendered at a Florida prison yesterday to begin serving his six-and-a-halfyear sentence for fraud and obstructing justice.
Lord Black of Crossharbour and his wife, Barbara Amiel-Black, were driven into the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex in central Florida. He did not stop to speak to journalists.
Canadian-born Lord Black, 63, and other former Hollinger International executives were accused of swindling the company out of £3m by giving themselves illegal bonuses.
The former Daily Telegraph owner was convicted in July of obstructing justice and defrauding shareholders of the company.
He had been free on bail until yesterday and is appealing his conviction.