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The Wall Street Journal: Media baron Conrad Black, convicted of fraud, receives pardon from Trump

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has pardoned a former media baron and onetime business partner convicted of fraud and obstruction of justice charges. In granting a pardon Wednesday to Lord Conrad Black, Trump cited “broad support from many high-profile individuals who have vigorously vouched for his exceptional character,” the White House said in a statement.

Black, 74, who controlled the newspaper chain Hollinger International, was convicted in 2007 and sentenced to 6½ years in prison. He served more than two years of his term but was freed on bail after the U.S. Supreme Court narrowed the reach of a federal law that gave prosecutors the authority to bring cases against executives who deprive companies of their “honest services.

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