Trump Pardons Ex-Newspaper Publisher Conrad Black, Author of a Super-Flattering Book About POTUS Last Year
President Donald Trump has pardoned a media mogul who just so happened to author a book gushing about the Trump presidency.
.@WhiteHouse says that POTUS pardoned Conrad Black, a newspaper publisher charged with mail fraud and obstruction in 2007, who ALSO wrote a book about the president last year: pic.twitter.com/VJnIBrlXTC
— Elizabeth Landers (@ElizLanders) May 16, 2019
Conrad Black‘s international media empire once included the Chicago Sun-Times, Britain’s Daily Telegraph and the Jerusalem Post.
He was also found guilty of taking money from the newspapers’ profits.
“[Black]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, where he was chief executive and chairman.
Two of his three fraud convictions were later voided, and his sentence was shortened. He was released from a Florida prison in May 2012 and deported from the United States.
Black was born in Canada and is a British citizen.
The White House’s statement refers to Black with his courtesy title of Lord and claims high-profile people “vigorously vouched” for Black, including Rush Limbaugh.
“Lord Black’s case has attracted broad support from many high-profile individuals who have vigorously vouched for his exceptional character” the White House statement read.
The statement continued on: “This impressive list includes former Secretary of State Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, Sir Elton John, Rush Limbaugh, the late William F. Buckley, Jr., and many additional notable individuals.”
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