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Trump signs full pardon for ex-media mogul Conrad Black

FILE PHOTO: Former media mogul Conrad Black arrives at a business luncheon where he will be making a speech in Toronto, Canada June 22, 201

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a full pardon for forms media mogul Conrad Black, who was convicted in 2007 of fraud and obstruction of justice and spent 3-1 / 2 years in prison, the White House said.

Black, 74, in Canadian born British citizen, once ran to the international newspaper, including the Chicago Sun-Times, Britain's Daily Telegraph and the Jerusalem Post.

"Lord Black's case has attracted broad support from many high-profile individuals who have vigorously vouched for his exceptional character," the White House said in a statement announcing the pardon.

He was found guilty in the United States in 2007, at the age of millions of dollars from the newspapers owned by Hollinger Inc, where he was chief executive and chairman.

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

The office of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declined to comment.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Sandra Maler

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