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A Chicago gang banger's "makeover" wasn't fooling anyone, including a judge.
John Brown attempted to hide the fact that he was a Gangster Disciple and big crack cocaine supplier by opening a hair salon called Beautiful Imagez in Englewood in 2005, feds said.
But he was more of a pusher than a trimmer and on Thursday, Brown pleaded guilty to drug charges.
Brown's lawyer, Beau Brindley, tried to get him released after his 2007 arrest, arguing his client needed to do his customers' hair to make money.
"Without this job, Mr. Brown would be completely unable to support himself and entirely dependent upon his family and friends," Brindley said.
Tom Ahern, a spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said crime lords often create alternate identities to hide drug profits in real estate and businesses.
The kingpin hairstylist may find plenty of prison pals looking for a nice hair-do.