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Conrad Black Prosecutors Irked By Bypass Of Pardon Process

Law360 (May 17, 2019, 6:36 PM EDT) -- Three of the former prosecutors who tried former media mogul Lord Conrad Black are upset about his pardon — not because it happened, but because President Donald Trump appears to have bypassed the U.S. Department of Justice's traditional role in the process.

Trump announced late Wednesday that he was pardoning Black, a former newspaper publisher who was convicted in 2007 of fraud and obstruction of justice in a case alleging Black and two other executives had stolen millions from his company Hollinger International Inc.

Black published an op-ed that night saying Trump had authorized him to say the pardon was to...

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