Radler granted parole

Former newspaper executive David Radler has been granted full parole from a Canadian prison, the Canadian Press reports.

The parole board’s decision noted that Radler’s crime did not involve violence. The board wrote:

“Your greed has resulted in this sentence and the Correctional Service of Canada has no programs identified on your correctional plan to address this stressor. Your file does not contain any indication of behaviour that demonstrates a potential for violence. “

The former Hollinger media exec pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud as a part of a deal that included his testimony against his co-accused, including Conrad Black and three other executives. Radler was sentenced to 29 months at federal jail in Pennsylvania earlier this year and was transferred to a Canadian Prison in Sept.

Black is currently serving a 6-1/2-year sentence for fraud.