Perpetually prosecuted pitchman Trudeau was sentenced on Monday. They asked for ten years and they got it.
Federal prosecutors want jailed TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau sentenced to at least 10 years in prison for repeatedly defying court orders to pay a whopping $37 million fine.
With Trudeau scheduled to be sentenced on Monday, prosecutors ripped the infomercial king in a court filing for what they called his “brazen defiance” of federal judges in Chicago over the last decade and accused him of preying on the sick, the poor and the insecure over three decades of fraud and deceit.
Trudeau has been jailed since Nov. 12 when he was convicted by a federal jury of criminal contempt for lying in infomercials about the contents of his weight loss book that called for punishing calorie restrictions and a crippling list of food restrictions.
I forget that not everyone knows who Kevin Trudeau is since he is a poster child for snake oil salesman in the U.S.
The long and short of it is that Trudeau has been hawking dubious wares his whole adult life namely how-to books and starring on information pushing potentially dangerous health advice. He’s also promised wealth and success to viewers while breaking federal law. He refuses to pay the fine of his settlement to consumers claiming he is bankrupt while continuing to live a lavish lifestyle prior to this latest incarceration and the feds selling off his assets. Is is guilty? NO DOUBT. Does he deserve 10 years in prison? I think so. That’s 10 years where we don’t have to worry about him pulling some slippery deal that allows him to keep connecting to the public with some other scam. He’s shrewd. I don’t think we’ve heard the last of this unsinkable rubber duck.
UPDATE (14-Mar-2014) Kevin Trudeau Claims He’s a Humbled, Desperate and Changed Man. He’s also been convicted of crimes multiple times. I’m going to trust him? Even the prosecutors called him a liar. I don’t think his pleas will help.
“Being incarcerated under these circumstances has been the most life-changing experience in my life,” Trudeau wrote Gettleman from jail. “We have been wiped out financially, effectively homeless, and both my wife and parents have had major health breakdowns.”
Beyond that, Trudeau insisted he is not the same man who continually defied the courts, and that he takes 100 percent responsibility for any harm he has caused.
Call the Waahmbulance for Trudeau. Excuse us if we have no sympathy for him considering what he has done to thousands of people. He deserved a tough sentence and that is what he got. TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau gets 10-year sentence.
In sentencing the 50-year-old Trudeau in Chicago federal court Monday, U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman said that for decades Trudeau “steadfastly attempted to cheat others for his own personal gain.”
Halle-&%*#ing-lujah!! The “brazen cheater” is locked up for a decade.
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Tip: Skeptical Inquirer