Infomercial Pitchman Trudeau Sentenced

A federal judge on Monday sentenced TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau to 10 years in prison for bilking consumers via infomercials for his best-selling weight loss book. U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman blasted the 50-year-old Trudeau before the sentencing, saying that for decades he “steadfastly attempted to cheat others for his own personal gain.”

Feds Seek 10-Year Term For TV Pitchman Trudeau

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors seeking 10 years in prison for TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau for bilking consumers via widely broadcast infomercials say he’s an “uncontrollable huckster.” Defense attorneys say the government goes too far in its portrayal of Trudeau, and he should get less than two years behind bars for a November criminal contempt conviction. […]

TV Pitchman Pleads For Mercy, Jailed Anyway

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge rejected an impassioned plea from a television pitchman for his freedom on Tuesday, ordering U.S. Marshals to lock up Kevin Trudeau for failing to pay a $37 million civil judgment. The visibly exasperated judge had already ordered that Trudeau be jailed during a hearing in Chicago when Trudeau stood […]

Judge Orders TV Pitchman Held In Custody