Kevin Trudeau must pay back millions of dollars

A tentative plan was announced to provide refunds for hundreds of thousands of people who bought Kevin Trudeau’s silly diet book.

Source: Judge may order refunds for buyers of Trudeau weight-loss book – Chicago Tribune

The plan greenlighted by U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman calls for the Federal Trade Commission to send several rounds of checks to purchasers of the hit book, “The Weight Loss Cure ‘They’ Don’t Want You to Know About,” using an address list turned over after the government sued Trudeau for lying about the contents of the book in his infomercials.

The money will come from the approximately $8 million in Trudeau assets recovered so far by a court-appointed receiver after the so-called infomercial king failed to pay a penny of a whopping $37.6 million civil penalty levied by Gettleman in 2007.

Trudeau claimed to be broke when he was first convicted but it was discovered a bit later that he had millions of dollars stowed away. (Some $30 million is still unaccounted for.)

At first, people will only receive about $11 from their first checks with more money coming in later for those who cash the initial check. At least that is something. The book sold 800,000 copies. There is no additional info on how to claim your share if you bought it until the deal is finalized.

It took only 45 minutes for a jury to find him guilty for lying about the contents of his diet book back in 2013.

  1 comment for “Kevin Trudeau must pay back millions of dollars

  1. Richard
    July 25, 2015 at 7:53 PM

    What I find amazing is that in spite of multiple fraud convictions, FTC actions, FCC bans, not only is he still making money but I can still find him on late-night cable still selling his snake-oil. And it does not surprise me he has money stashed the government cannot find nor trace.

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