(Washington Examiner) President Trump on Wednesday pardoned Lord Conrad Black, a larger-than-life Canadian-born British former newspaper magnate.
Black, the former owner of the Daily Telegraph, was convicted in 2007 of fraud and obstruction of justice. He spent three-and-a-half years in prison, despite the Supreme Court overturning charges in his case, and was deported to his native Canada after he was released in 2012. He was banned from returning to the U.S. for 30 years.
“An entrepreneur and scholar, Lord Black has made tremendous contributions to business, as well as to political and historical thought,” the White House said in a statement.