Pitchman Kevin Trudeau again ordered to jail – chicagotribune.com but not until Tuesday.
A smiling Trudeau left the court allowed to attend a defense fundraiser before he is order to an indefinite jail term until he fesses up where his money is hidden.
On Wednesday, an exasperated U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman ordered the best-selling author and infomercial king jailed at the Metropolitan Correctional Center until he complies with the judge’s order to come clean about his assets and turn them over to satisfy the multimillion-dollar judgment.
In yet another twist in the nearly decade-old case, the judge allowed Trudeau to hold off surrendering to the federal downtown jail until Tuesday so he can attend a fundraiser in Washington for his legal defense fund.
Gettleman said he realized he was giving Trudeau a break even though the judge had been burned when he’s done so in the past. The judge also acknowledged that throwing someone in jail in a civil case was a rare step, but he hoped “the message gets through.”
“It really saddens me, Mr. Trudeau,” the judge said. “You’re a smart guy. Maybe you’re too smart. Perhaps you have outsmarted yourself, but I can’t allow this to keep going on.”
Wiley Trudeau appears to be hiding his money while still spending it. Why does this feel so icky? Oh yeah, because he is slimy.
What. A. Scumbag.