Donald Trump issues pardon for Conrad Black

Conrad Black Former press magnate has been pardoned by Donald Trump

Conrad Black Former press magnate has been pardoned by Donald Trump

President Donald Trump has pardoned a media mogul who just so happened to author a book gushing about the Trump presidency.

He renounced his Canadian citizenship in 2001 so that he could become a British Lord.

Black, a Canadian-born British citizen, once ran an global newspaper empire that included the National Post, the Chicago Sun-Times, Britain's Daily Telegraph and the Jerusalem Post. He was convicted of fraud in 2007 and spent three and a half years in prison.

It also cites several prominent individuals whom it says "have vigorously vouched for [Black's] exceptional character".

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The office of the Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, declined to comment.

Black, 74, was found guilty in the United States in 2007 of scheming to siphon off millions of dollars from the sale of newspapers owned by Hollinger Inc.

Black, who has called Trump a friend, published a book a year ago praising him, titled "Donald J. Trump: A President Like No Other".

Black has remained steadfast in declaring his innocence on all of the US charges and in his belief that he was subjected to unfair prosecution in the United States.

Canada's Ontario Securities Commission ruled in 2015 that Black could no longer hold executive positions at listed companies or investment funds.