WASHINGTON – Former media mogul Conrad Black has received a full pardon from U.S. President Donald Trump.
The former Canadian citizen was convicted of fraud and obstruction of justice in 2007 and spent 3 and a half years in prison as a result.
Black, a former newspaper publisher, has written a flattering political biography of Trump.
Black’s media empire once included the Chicago Sun-Times and The Daily Telegraph of London. He was convicted of fraud in 2007 and spent three and a half years in prison.
#BREAKING – US President Trump has signed a full pardon for Conrad Black. The media mogul was convicted in 2007 of fraud and obstruction of justice and spent more than three years in prison. pic.twitter.com/v2S3FjRCkx
— Richard Southern (@richard680news) May 16, 2019
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says Black “has made tremendous contributions to business, and to political and historical thought.”
In 2018 he published “Donald J. Trump: A President Like No Other.”
Trump has also pardoned Patrick Nolan, a former Republican leader of the California State Assembly. Nolan has been a vocal advocate for criminal justice reform since he spent more than two years in federal prison during the 1990s.