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TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau sentenced
to 10 years in federal prison for bilking customers

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:Drive, 3/18/2014 7:27:22 AM

CHICAGO – 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. "Since his 20s, he has steadfastly attempted to cheat others for his own

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: strike3, 3/18/2014 7:37:35 AM     (No. 9773183)

How does one go about applying for refunds for Trudeau´s books? My wife has the complete set.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 3/18/2014 7:45:58 AM     (No. 9773188)

I don´t see what actual crime was broken, here. How is this different from " If you like your plan , you can keep your plan"?

If I sell you a book for $100 titled " Double Your Money or I´ll Give You $50 Back" will I go to prison?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: M2, 3/18/2014 8:25:36 AM     (No. 9773260)

Every time I hear a commercial that says, " _____ they don´t want you to know about", I think, "...but you´re going to tell us for free, right?"

There are suckers born every minute. The truth about weight loss is and has always been the same: Don´t overeat and eat your biggest meal early, not late, in the day.

Gawd, these TV (and radio) hucksters are horrible. Why do they think their audience is so hard of hearing that they must yell?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: papasparky, 3/18/2014 8:27:54 AM     (No. 9773268)

The American taxpayers need to recruit the entire team, up to and including the sentencing judge, and turn them loose on the Kenyan fraud now occupying our White House.

The damage that halfrican con artist and his facilitators has inflicted on this nation has, by comparison, made Trudeau look like a kid with a lemonade stand who uses Gator Aid instead of lemon juice.

I´d be willing to bet my last dollar three-eighty that millions of ObamaCare victims would be glad to write off $30 to be able to go back to pre-PPACA days, and we have only experienced the more obvious part of this scam -- the worst is yet to come.

Stinky will be ROTFLHAO when the full load of ObamaCare feces hits the fan -- let´s hope the F is the floor of a prison cell in Leavenworth. He can pass the time away writing a new book, "The Audacity Of The Dreams I Didn´t Want You To Know About"--(subtitle "And If You Like This Book, You Can Keep This Book)!".

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Reply 5 - Posted by: provide, 3/18/2014 8:31:05 AM     (No. 9773275)

I´ve never been able to understand why he never had street justice "refund request" from a dissatisfied customer, say at an upscale restaurant restroom.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mickturn, 3/18/2014 9:32:55 AM     (No. 9773392)

Obamacare comes to mind, talk about BILKING CUSTOMERS!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Sliver of Truth, 3/18/2014 9:38:05 AM     (No. 9773404)

Good start. Now continue going after the rest of the hucksters.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 3/18/2014 10:10:10 AM     (No. 9773462)

You had to know Trudeau´s message was incredibly important when he started bringing in those astute, business-savvy folks to help him with his product marketing. You know, the Magna Cum Laude Playboy bunnies ?

/s off/

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Reply 9 - Posted by: AntiStatist, 3/18/2014 10:23:01 AM     (No. 9773480)

Now if the legal system will turn its attention to that other scammer who´s constantly trying to protect America from "they".

I have a hunch he´s currently residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC.

No need to announce yourselves- he likes surprises.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 3/18/2014 10:48:53 AM     (No. 9773521)

Long overdue for Trudeau, and about time for his spawned cohort.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: RancherJack, 3/18/2014 10:56:47 AM     (No. 9773539)

This Is Dangerous Ground .. be very scared of this proceeding and Judicial Scam.

It´s called the First Freaking Amendment

This ´Judge´ (Chicago, mind you) has put Trudeau in prison for .. get ready .. writing and selling books ..

Writing and selling books.

That doesn´t scare the snot out of you???

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Reply 12 - Posted by: msjena, 3/18/2014 11:04:35 AM     (No. 9773549)

He was convicted of criminal contempt for selling his books after being ordered not to (because they contained false statements). I think the sentence is way too long. Whatever happened to, let the buyer beware? I also think that First Amendment issues might be raised but wonder why he didn´t raise them in challenging the no-sell order.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Lucky4, 3/18/2014 11:21:47 AM     (No. 9773580)

I do find this concerning. I do not think they actually put him in prison for his books. The judge was very mad because Kevin Trudeau has ignored all legal warnings and things for years, and they felt he just gave them the finger all the time and never did what he was told to do to fix things. His books are just overblown titles and sensationalism of the same old stuff people have been selling for decades in other books and diets.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 3/18/2014 11:59:10 AM     (No. 9773659)

With thar resume`, he´s sounds like he´s on the fast-track to being a ´Rat politician. Prison sentence doesn´t hurt either.

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