“They” Don’t Want You To Know About Author Kevin Trudeau Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

TrudeauKevin Trudeau, the author of bestselling but highly dubious books like Natural Cures “They” Don’t Want You To Know About  has been sentenced to ten years in prison reports CNN:

Kevin Trudeau, the television pitchman and author who amassed a fortune telling consumers his secrets about how to get free money, how to lose weight and how to cure a number of illnesses the natural way, is headed to federal prison.

Trudeau, 51, was sentenced to 10 years on Monday for criminal contempt for violating a 2004 federal court order that prohibited him from making misleading infomercials and misrepresenting his weight-loss books.

During Monday’s sentencing hearing he also got a tongue-lashing from U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago.

“Since the age of 25, (Trudeau) has attempted to cheat others for his own personal gain,” Guzman said.

In a sentencing memo, prosecutors called Trudeau an “unrepentant, untiring, and uncontrollable huckster who has defrauded the unsuspecting for 30 years.”

Trudeau was convicted of criminal contempt by a jury in November 2013 and has been in federal custody since his conviction.

Evidence was presented at his trial that Trudeau appeared in three infomercials in 2006 and 2007, and in those infomercials he misrepresented the contents of one of his weight-loss books.

The U.S. attorney said those infomercials were not only untrue, but they violated the 2004 court order that prohibited the infomercials…

[continues at CNN]

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9 Comments on "“They” Don’t Want You To Know About Author Kevin Trudeau Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison"

  1. Creflo Jones | Mar 18, 2014 at 3:38 pm |

    That’s why “They” put it on CNN for you to repost? lol seriously?

  2. Rhoid Rager | Mar 18, 2014 at 4:21 pm |

    More proof that lying is only illegal when you’re not in a position of authority. Even if Trudeau is a huckster, I have nothing but contempt for ‘contempt of court’ charges.

  3. Anarchy Pony | Mar 18, 2014 at 4:28 pm |

    How do you make free money? By telling rubes that you know the secret to making free money and selling it to them.

  4. BuzzCoastin | Mar 18, 2014 at 6:12 pm |

    In a sentencing memo, prosecutors called Trudeau an “unrepentant, untiring, and uncontrollable huckster who has defrauded the unsuspecting for 30 years.”

    said with a straight face
    by legal hucksters huckstering legally
    and the Bush/Obummer lying regimen walks free

  5. Richard Frith | Mar 18, 2014 at 8:38 pm |

    Next: 6 Tips For Not Getting Shanked By a Homemade Shiv Made From a Whittled-down Toothbrush “They” Don’t Want You To Know About After You Tried To Grift “Them” Out of “Their” Cigarettes

  6. Trudeau is as dishonest as they come, but he’s not doing anything any career politician isn’t. Selling something.

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