Trump releases full forgiveness to Conrad Black


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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