Ex-Media Mogul Conrad Black sent back to prison

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday ordered former media baron Conrad Black back to prison for 13 more months, cutting his original 6-1/2-year sentence nearly in half for remaining fraud and obstruction of justice convictions.

Judge Amy St. Eve of U.S. District Court, in pronouncing a total sentence of 42 months, told the 66-year-old member of Britain's House of Lords she was swayed by letters from fellow inmates and other factors in departing downward from federal sentencing guidelines.

Black's wife, Barbara Amiel Black, collapsed immediately in her seat after St. Eve ruled, and was assisted out of the courtroom by medical personnel.

(Editing by Mary Wisniewski and Sandra Maler)