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Braswell pardon

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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Mail-order/Internet supplement firm founder Glenn Braswell may still face federal prosecution following presidential pardon for 1983 fraud charges made in connection with hair growth product sold by Gero Vita International. Although indicted for making unsubstantiated anti-aging claims for several supplement products, Gero Vita continues to sell and promote items such as GH3 with claims on Web site such as "premier longevity/anti-aging formula contains natural derivatives of the legendary procaine." Braswell's pardon has garnered national attention as former President Clinton became first chief executive to grant clemency to someone currently under criminal investigation; Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Eleventh Hour" pardons scheduled for Feb. 14

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