Strip Club Kingpin Jack Galardi, 81, Dies in Georgia

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Family members are planning a weekend memorial service for a strip club kingpin whose empire stretched from Las Vegas to Miami.

Teri Galardi tells the Associated Press her father Jack Galardi died Saturday at his ranch in Georgia, after health complications in recent years. He was 81.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the Korean War veteran at one point owned 30 topless cabarets, and owned nine at the time of his death.

His daughter said the self-made man was "generous almost to a fault," and known to pay medical bills for people who couldn't afford treatment.

He suffered fallout when his adopted son, Michael Galardi, was implicated in a corruption case that sent four former Clark County Commissioners to prison in 2006. Jack Galardi was not implicated the case.

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