Almon Glenn Braswell
Almon Glenn Braswell was an American business owner who founded Gero Vita International Inc. He is most noted for being one of the 140 people
pardoned in the Bill Clinton pardons controversyof January, 2001.
False treatment for baldness
In 1983, Braswell was convicted of
mail fraudand perjuryin relation to false claims about a baldnesstreatment and sentenced to three years in federal prison. He was later pardoned by Clinton in January 2001, on Clinton's last day in office.
IRS and FTC investigations
In 2003, Braswell was arrested again and charged with owing the
Internal Revenue Service$10.5 million in taxes. His company Gero Vita has also been taken to court by the Federal Trade Commission. His activities have been documented for many years by Stephen Barrettof Quackwatch. [cite web|url=http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/PhonyAds/braswell.html|author=Stephen Barrett, MD|title=Be Wary of Gero Vita, A. Glenn Braswell, and Braswell's 'Journal' of Longevity|accessdate=2007-02-12|publisher=Quackwatch]
Braswell (at age 63) was found dead Saturday, October 26, 2006 in his
condoby his employees. The cause of Braswell's death has been labeled "unclassified pending more tests," according to the Miami-Dade medical examiner's office.
Bill Clinton pardons controversy
False Claims Act(law used to prosecute people who make false claims)
Federal Trade Commission
* [http://www.nbc4.tv/news/3725785/detail.html Man Once Pardoned By Clinton Again Faces Prison] (Associated Press, September 13, 2004)
* [http://www.seattleweekly.com/news/0001/features-fefer.php QUACK IN MY BOX: How I tracked down, and yelled at, the biggest mail-order peddler of health remedies in the country] (Fefer, Mark D.; January 5, 2000; "Seattle Weekly")
* [http://www.ftc.gov/os/caselist/gerovita/gerovita.htm Federal Trade Commission legal case citation] (United States District Court Central District of California Western Division)
* [http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-1103pardon,0,4639630.story?coll=sfla-home-headlines Well-known con man pardoned by Clinton dies in Miami Beach]
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