David Radler, Conrad Black's right-hand man, has been released on parole after serving less than one year of his 29-month jail sentence for fraud.
Mr. Radler received "accelerated" day parole last Friday from the National Parole board. The board said it was satisfied Mr. Radler was not likely to "commit an offence involving violence" before the expiration of his sentence. The report also said Mr. Radler did not meet the "Correctional Services of Canada's criteria for a psychological risk assessment" and it said that as a first-time offender, Mr. Radler was entitled to an accelerated parole review.
Mr. Radler helped Lord Black build a global newspaper empire under the Hollinger brand, but he turned on his former partner shortly after allegations of fraud surfaced at Chicago-based Hollinger International Inc. in 2003.