The release of Karlheinz Schreiber from a Munich prison has been confirmed by a German court, according to a media report.
Munich state court affirmed a lower court decision that the German-Canadian former arms lobbyist should be released, the German dapd news agency said.
Schreiber, 78, was originally ordered released on Tuesday after he had a heart attack, but the order was quickly appealed.
Schreiber was at the centre of a widespread bribery and influence-peddling scandal in Germany. His secretive financial relationship with former prime minister Brian Mulroney also became the key element in a public inquiry in Canada.
Mulroney, who admitted taking