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Conrad Black pardoned by President Trump
« on: May 16, 2019, 08:32:35 AM »
Trump has pardoned Conrad Black, who wrote a book about him.

Black, 74, was convicted of fraud and obstructing justice in 2007 and jailed for more than three years in the US.

A White House statement described him as an "entrepreneur and scholar".

Canadian-born Black, who has British nationality, was released from prison in 2012. Last year he published a book entitled Donald J Trump: A President Like No Other.

The British peer once ran a media empire that included the UK's Daily Telegraph, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Jerusalem Post.

"Lord Black's case has attracted broad support from many high-profile individuals who have vigorously vouched for his exceptional character," a White House statement announcing the pardon said.

It said he had made "tremendous contributions to business, as well as to political and historical thought".

"In light of these facts, Mr Black is entirely deserving of this Grant of Executive Clemency," the statement added...

If you fawn over Trump enough he makes good on his promise:

Trump has also pardoned Patrick Nolan, who pleaded guilty in the Shrimpscam scandal: