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Trump pardons media tycoon, former GOP leader of California State Assembly


Added 05-15-19 09:58:02pm EST - “President Trump on Wednesday signed? granted a full pardon to media tycoon Conrad Moffat Black and Patrick Nolan, former Republican leader of the California State Assembly.” - Thehill.com

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President TrumpDonald John TrumpWork on surprise medical bills goes into overdrive Trump pardons media tycoon, former GOP leader of California State Assembly Trump takes flak for not joining anti-extremism pact MORE on Wednesday signed granted a full pardon to media tycoon Conrad Moffat Black and Patrick Nolan, former Republican leader of the California State Assembly.

Black, a Canadian-born British citizen, served as the chief executive of Hollinger International, which published the Chicago Sun-Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Jerusalem Post. He was convicted in 2007 on three counts of mail fraud and one count of obstruction of justice in U.S. District Court in Chicago.

The 74-year-old media mogul spent 3.5 years in prison, the White House said in a statement announcing his pardon.

In its statement, the White House said the Supreme Court "largely disagreed and overturned almost all charges in his case."

Two of his three fraud convictions were later overturned, leading his sentence to be shortened. He was released from a Florida prison in May 2012 and subsequently deported from the United States.

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