Body Found Near Conrad Black’s Estate


(AP) A man’s body was found near the beach entrance of embattled former media baron Conrad Black’s Florida estate, though there were no signs of foul play, police said.

Authorities said the 22-year-old man appeared to have set up a camp near the property’s access tunnel.

The body was found Friday by Black’s property manager. Black, who is awaiting trial on charges of fraud and racketeering, lives in Toronto and was not at the mansion at the time, said his attorney Ed Genson.

The mansion is on the market for $37 million. Black posted the property as security for his $20 million court bond, meaning he would lose the mansion if he missed court appearances.

Black has been indicted in the alleged looting of more than $80 million from the Hollinger International Inc. publishing empire. He has pleaded not guilty.

Hollinger owns the Chicago Sun-Times and formerly owned the Daily Telegraph of London and the Jerusalem Post, along with hundreds of small community newspapers.

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