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Conrad Black Not Expected to Attend Bail Hearing

CHICAGO (AP) - The U.S. Attorney's office says ex-media mogul Conrad Black isn't expected to attend his bail hearing in Chicago.

Federal prosecutors said in a statement Tuesday that Black isn't required to attend Wednesday's proceedings and probably won't.

The hearing is set for 8:45 a.m. before U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve.

Black is in a federal prison in Coleman, Fla.

An appellate court on Monday granted Black bail just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court weakened the "honest services" fraud law that was the basis of Black's 2007 fraud conviction, and kicked the case back to a lower court.

He was convicted along with three other former executives from the media empire Hollinger International of swindling the company's shareholders out of $6.1 million.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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