US President Donald Trump has completely forgiven the Canadian publisher Conrad Black, calling him "absolutely worthy" of the gesture.
Black served almost 42 months in a Florida prison after being convicted of fraud and obstruction of justice. He was also fined $ 125,000.
In a statement, the White House described Black as "an entrepreneur and a scholar" who has a "distinguished reputation in helping others" and worked as a tutor in prison.
"In light of these facts, Mr. Black deserves this Grant of Executive Clemency entirely," the statement reads.
Black was a vocal supporter of Trump and often writes editorials in support of the president. Last year, Black published a Trump biography in which he described the president as a personal friend.
Black returned to Canada in 2012 after serving his sentence.
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