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John Factor, also known as "Jake the Barber," was born in England and raised in Poland. He is a brother of the cosmetic king, Max Factor. He was convicted and spent nine years in a Federal Prison for re-selling bonded whiskey in 1943. He sued Roger Touhy in 1959, for slander, when he wrote a book saying the kidnaping of John Factor was faked in 1933. In December 1959, Roger Touhy was killed as he entered the apartment building of his sister. John Factor was one of the group that owned the Stardust Hotel and the Desert Inn Hotel in Las Vegas. On December 24, 1962, President Kennedy granted a full and unconditional pardon to John "Jake the Barber" Factor for his 1943 conviction, and spared his possible deportation by the United States Immigration Service.
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