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Trump pardons former media baron, Trump biographer, Conrad Black

CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 13: Former media baron Conrad Black (C) leaves the Dirksen Federal Building following a status hearing on his criminal conviction January 13, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Black, who has served 2 years of a 6 1/2 year prison term, was released on bail in July while the court reexamines his case. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has granted a full pardon to Conrad Black, a former newspaper publisher who has written a political biography of Trump.

Black’s media empire once included the Chicago Sun-Times and The Daily Telegraph of London. He was convicted of fraud in 2007 and spent three and a half years in prison.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says Black “has made tremendous contributions to business, and to political and historical thought.”

In 2018 he published “Donald J. Trump: A President Like No Other.”

Trump has also pardoned Patrick Nolan, a former Republican leader of the California State Assembly. Nolan has been a vocal advocate for criminal justice reform since he spent more than two years in federal prison during the 1990s.

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