Conrad Black could be out of prison this week

    1 of 1 2 of 1

      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.


      We're now using Facebook for comments.


      SPY vs SPY

      Apr 29, 2012 at 1:05pm

      I received a very touching letter from "Tubby Black", I mean Lord Cross Harbour of the British House of Lords.

      Apparently the Inmates play "LORDS AND LADIES" very differently in the Florida Prison system, than they do in London! Quelle Suprize!!!!!!

      Now comes another decision point for PM Stevie Harper.

      See Conrad, does not want to go back to Great Britain because it would be too embarrassing for his Nobelness. (wont get invites to Buckingham Palace and will have to listen to constant calls for his voluntary resignation of his Lordship)

      However he is still seen as a Big Fish in a Little Pond amongst the Little Pip-Squeak-Twerp Conservatives here in Canada.

      Now usually Convicted Felons, who are not Canadian Citizens are not allowed to enter Canada. However with High Quality (read putrid) Conservative Credentials and Frendos., who knows, Harper could appoint Conwad in the Canadian Senate.

      This would off set any loss of income and status should Lord (I feel like I am on a Cross) Black would suffer, should he be forced out of the House of Lords by force of Sheer Humiliation and Shame. If he is actually capable of such emotions.

      Stay tuned my Frendos.

      6 5Rating: +1


      Apr 29, 2012 at 1:08pm

      It's too bad you can't get a life sentence for being an insufferable blowhard.

      6 8Rating: -2

      SPY vs SPY

      Apr 29, 2012 at 2:11pm


      Actually it is a Life Sentence, there's no escape, every single morning Lord of Gass Baggs, High Lord of Phonious Ballonious wakes up and looks in the mirror, he's Conrad Black.

      And there's nothing he can do about.

      6 6Rating: 0

      Paul J

      Apr 29, 2012 at 6:03pm

      Gitmo is nice at this time of year ... just sayin' ...

      6 6Rating: 0

      David L.

      Apr 29, 2012 at 9:04pm

      Who really gives a Hoot about this freaking fool ?

      7 4Rating: +3

      Plum Duff

      Apr 29, 2012 at 9:55pm

      Hm. Those who actually want to know about what happens to one per center criminals, I suppose....

      In a perfect world, that should include all of us.

      6 5Rating: +1


      Apr 30, 2012 at 8:37am

      I predict that PM Steve won't pull any favours for His Lardinesss. Gawd! Please don't let him back into this country to effuse ad nauseum on political panels, op-ed pieces, bake sales.....

      8 5Rating: +3


      Apr 30, 2012 at 8:39am

      He'll change is name to Lord Cross of Blackwell. I guess hizoner will be real steamed if he doesn't get back in.
      Ah well, that's what happens when you're born with a silver foot in your mouth,

      9 5Rating: +4

      SPY vs SPY

      May 1, 2012 at 11:53am

      You read it here first.

      Conrad Black, Lord Cross Harbour to you 99%ers, has been allowed back into Canada, was this not predicted right here on these very pages????

      All it cost Conwad was $200.00 which he apparently paid last March and received a One Year Residency Permit, now wait for it folks,

      Lord Cross Harbour (Dresser in the Clink) wants to become a Canadian again.

      So place your bets folks, will Lord Cross Harbour, renounce his
      Lordship-ness or will his Little Frendo, Little Stevie Harper, let him keep it should he become a Canadian Citizen again.

      See, under Canadian Law and Customs, no Canadian may receive this Lordie Honor except with Special Dispensation from the Prime Minister.

      Johnnie Chretien would not let Conwad do this, that's why Conwad had to become British.

      I'm damn sure British PM Cameron is just delighted as all hell at the fact that Lord - Your Stinking Up The House- Shit for Brains, does not want to return to Britian.

      Now part 2, will the British Establishment make him resign his High Falutten Lords - man - ship??????????????//

      7 10Rating: -3


      May 2, 2012 at 9:51pm

      He gave up his Canadian citizenship,,,so why in the ### does he want back here and why would we want him...period

      6 4Rating: +2