Friday 18 October 2019

Trump pardons his old friend, biographer and ex-jailbird Black

 

Barred: Conrad Black was deported from the US. Photo: REUTERS
Barred: Conrad Black was deported from the US. Photo: REUTERS

Colby Itkowitz in Washington

US president Donald Trump gave a full pardon to a long-time friend who last year authored a glowing book about his successes.

Conrad Black was convicted in 2007 on fraud charges, including alleged embezzlement, and obstruction of justice.

He served more than three years in prison before being deported to Canada. He was barred from returning to the United States for 30 years.

In 'A President Like No Other', Black writes: "Like the country he represents, Donald Trump possesses the optimism to persevere and succeed, the confidence to affront tradition and convention, a genius for spectacle, and a firm belief in common sense and the common man."

Irish Independent

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