Conrad Black

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Conrad Moffat Black, Baron Black of Crossharbour KCSG (born August 25, 1944), is a Canadian-born British former newspaper publisher, author, and convicted felon. Black was in charge of Hollinger International. It published The Daily Telegraph (UK), Chicago Sun-Times (U.S.), The Jerusalem Post (Israel), National Post (Canada), and hundreds of community newspapers in North America.

In October 2002, Black became a member of the House of Lords. He was born in Montreal, Quebec.

In 2007, he was found guilty on four counts of fraud in U.S. District Court in Chicago. While two of the criminal fraud charges were dropped on appeal, a conviction for felony fraud and obstruction of justice were upheld in 2010. He was re-sentenced to 42 months in prison and a fine of $125,000.

In 2019, President Donald Trump granted him a full pardon.[1]

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  1. "Trump pardons billionaire friend Conrad Black, who wrote a book about him". The Washington Post. 2019.