Trump issues full pardon to Conrad Black
|CTVnews 15 May 2019 at 17:28|
U.S. President Donald Trump has fully pardoned former Canadian newspaper publisher Conrad Black, calling him entirely deserving of the gesture.
Black served nearly 42 months in a Florida prison after he was convicted for fraud and obstruction of justice. He was also fined US$125,000.
In a statement, the White House described Black as an entrepreneur and scholar who has a distinguished reputation for helping others and worked as a tutor in prison.
In light of these facts, Mr. Black is entirely deserving of this Grant of Executive Clemency, the statement read.
Black has been a vocal supporter of Trump and often writes op-eds in support of the president. Last year, Black published a biography of Trump in which he described the president as a personal friend.