The Herald

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.

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