Prosecutors: Jailed ex-media mogul Conrad Black probably won't attend Chicago bail hearing

The U.S. Attorney's office says former 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 granted Black bail on Monday.

That decision came 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 his case back to the lower court.

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