Conrad Black to be released from prison on bail

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Conrad Black will likely be out on bail within days from the Florida jail that has been his home for the last 28 months. But it's the bail conditions that will determine where he goes next.

The bail conditions will be set by U.S. District Court Judge Amy St. Eve in Chicago. St. Eve is the judge who presided over Black's trial in 2007 and who ended up sentencing him to 78 months after a jury found him guilty of three counts of fraud and one count of obstruction of justice.

"Generally, when people are granted bail under the U.S. system, the bail hearing happens very quickly and the prisoner is released," the CBC's Mike Hornbrook said.

But it's not clear where Black would go once he's released. The National Post, quoting "sources familiar with the process," said Black is expected to ask that he be allowed to return to his home in Toronto.

It would be unusual for Black to be allowed to leave the U.S. while on bail....
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