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Two fans hold up signs in support of Tom Brady during a preseason game against the New York Giants at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts on September 3, 2015. This morning U.S. District Judge Richard Berman overturned Tom Brady's four game suspension which was issued after Brady allegedly used under inflated footballs in last season's AFC Championship Game. Photo by Matthew Healey/ UPI
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Richard Berman (born 1942) is a Washington-based lobbyist. Through his public affairs firm Berman and Company, Berman runs several industry-funded non-profit organizations such as the Center for Consumer Freedom and the Center for Union Facts. Berman's companies have run numerous media campaigns downplaying the dangers of obesity, smoking, mad cow disease and drunk driving, as well as criticizing the minimum wage.

60 Minutes has called him "the booze and food industries' weapon of mass destruction," and his nickname (from both friends and enemies) is "Dr. Evil", an alias in which he takes pride.

Berman grew up in New York City. His father was an entrepreneur who ran gas stations and car washes. Berman did general labor at these businesses on weekends and summers while he was growing up.

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