Conrad Black seeking clemency from President Bush





Deposed media baron Conrad Black is hoping George W. Bush will grant him clemency during the U.S. president's final weeks in office.

The Department of Justice in Washington has confirmed that Montreal-born Black requested that his 6½-year sentence be commuted.

"The Office of the Pardon Attorney received an application for commutation of sentence from Conrad Black," a department official wrote in an e-mail to CBC News.

In March, Black began serving his sentence in the low-security section of the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex in central Florida following his conviction on charges of obstructing justice and defrauding shareholders of his former newspaper company, Hollinger International Inc.


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