Skip to comments.TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau gets 10-year sentence
Posted on 03/17/2014 7:08:00 PM PDT by opentalk
CHICAGO (AP) - Best-selling author Kevin Trudeau, whose name became synonymous with late-night TV pitches, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for bilking consumers through ubiquitous infomercials for his book, "The Weight Loss Cure 'They' Don't Want You to Know About."
As he imposed the sentence prosecutors had requested, U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman portrayed the 50-year-old Trudeau as a habitual fraudster going back to his early adulthood. So brazen was Trudeau, the judge said, he once even used his own mother's Social Security number in a scheme.
... defense attorney Tom Kirsch said the harm Trudeau caused was minor compared to fraud in which some people are cheated out of their life savings.
"A 10-year sentence might be appropriate for a defendant who destroyed lives," Kirsch said. "(But) Trudeau - if he swindled anyone - swindled them out of $30 (the price of the book)."
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Federal conviction which means no parole. 10 years is more time than a lot of pedos get.
this is Obamacare coverin it’s ass
HA HA dip chit
Trudeau is a total sleazeball, charlatan, and liar. That said, 10 years is way over the top for writing nonsense and selling snake oil.
instead, he should have become a member of the American medical association. then he could have gotten paid at 25k a shot, where he could cut 90% of a persons stomach away, cut the small intestine in half, and take the bottom end and reroute to the 10% of the stomach that is left, where he could then cut a hole in that new stomach, and stick the intestine in it.
instead, he decided to sell a diet book.
Just because the medical authorities say something is quackery doesn’t make it so. After all, they wrote the book on quackery.
hey smartass....ever read a single book of his ?
I respect you.....I’ll just pass
“As he imposed the sentence prosecutors had requested, U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman portrayed the 50-year-old Trudeau as a habitual fraudster going back to his early adulthood. So brazen was Trudeau, the judge said, he once even used his own mother’s Social Security number in a scheme.”
wonder if the good judge would have such harsh words for the illegal immigrant whom stole a SS number?
“Trudeau is a total sleazeball, charlatan, and liar.”
Sounds like the perfect spokesman for the man-made climate change crock!
He is the Memory Expert.
Yes. Natural Cures ‘They’ Don’t Want You to Know About. Got any other questions, dumbass?
Or Corzine $1.2 billion theft
IOW, the perfect Democrat.
It sure is! that guy in Montana got 30 days!
i was given one of his books as a Christmas present years ago. I never made it past the first paragraph in the preface and tossed it into the trash where it was obvious it belonged.
Look for his new book..
10-year prison diets on the cheap