CHICAGO, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Canadian newspaper magnate Conrad Black doesn't plan to submit a sworn affidavit on his finances so he can leave the United States, his lawyers say.
Black is free on bail after serving more than two years of a 7-year sentence for fraud. U.S. District Court Judge Amy St. Eve said Black wouldn't be allowed to go to Canada unless he provides the financial information, the National Post reported.
Sources told the newspaper Black's lawyers fear the affidavit would be used against him. In 2006, prosecutors attempted to get Black's bail revoked on the grounds that he lied on a sworn affidavit.
Black, the former owner of the world's third largest newspaper chain, has a British passport and is a member of the British House of Lords. He has a home in Toronto.
St. Eve made providing financial information a condition of permission to travel when Black said at a hearing two weeks ago he would like to return to Canada while awaiting further legal proceedings. But his lawyers now say he won't provide an affidavit in the near future.