Former media tycoon Conrad Black could be released from a U.S. prison by next weekend.
The U.S. Bureau of Prisons inmate locator suggests he'll be freed on May 5.
Bureau spokesperson Tracy Billingsley told CBC that he might even be released on Friday (May 4).
Black is the former chair and CEO of Hollinger Inc. and its subsidiary, Hollinger International. It previously owned newspapers around the world, including the Vancouver Sun and Province, as well as daily papers in several other Canadian cities, the National Post, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Telegraph.
He was convicted of mail fraud and obstruction of justice in connection with "non-compete" payments flowing from Hollinger International into his pockets. He received a six-and-a-half-year prison sentence.
Black was born in Canada but renounced his Canadian citizenship to become a member of the British House of Lords.
His former business partner David Radler, a former publisher of the Vancouver Sun and Province, pleaded guilty to mail fraud several years ago and was sentenced to 29 months in jail.
Radler was granted full parole in December 2008.