Trump pardons Conrad Black, ex-business partner and Trump hagiographer, claims Elton John's backing

President Trump pardoned Conrad Black, a 74-year-old Canadian-born British former media baron who is a longtime friend and onetime business partner, on Wednesday. In a statement, the White House suggested Black's 2007 conviction for fraud and obstruction of justice, tied to an alleged scheme to swindle millions from his media company's investors, was overly harsh. Black spent more than three years in prison, getting out in 2012, and was then deported to Canada and barred from entering the...

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