The Federal Trade Commission plans to start refunding customers duped into buying fraudster Kevin Trudeau’s diet book “as soon as possible” after a judge gave final approval to the plan, its lawyer said. Calling it the “fairest way we can do this,” U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman gave his blessing Wednesday to the FTC’s proposal […]
The face of ‘Subway’ isn’t the first to lose his employers’ support It’s been 15 years since Indiana native Jared Fogle lost 200 pounds by way of 6-inch Subway turkey subs, launching his fame as the face of the salad-and-sandwich franchise. But on Tuesday, Subway suspended its relationship with Fogle faster than you can say […]
Churchman sat up and watched in disbelief as Kevin Trudeau, the dapper, effusive pitchman who had just been sentenced in Chicago to 10 years in prison for lying in an infomercial about his weight-loss book, held up a different book called “Free Money ‘They’ Don’t Want You to Know About.” Kevin Trudeau Books
In a bizarre letter filed in federal court, informercial king Kevin Trudeau delivered a pitch worthy of one of his late night TV promotions. The letter begs one federal judge to intercede with another in order to reduce the sentence Trudeau is scheduled to receive Monday.
Buyers lining up at Trudeau’s 3,961-square-foot (368-square-metre) home in Ojai will be given tickets designating their place in line for the three-day sale, according to the organizer’s website. Trudeau has been jailed in Chicago since November for civil contempt of court and is awaiting a March sentencing for his criminal contempt conviction, according to prison […]
Even in prison, convicted fraudster and TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau has something to sell. A grand piano; a copy of Catherine the Great’s favorite 72-candle chandelier; hundreds of Swarovski crystals; a sauna; a cigar humidor; gilt-framed portraits of Gen. George S. Patton and Winston Churchill; even copies of his discredited best-selling book, “The Weight Loss […]
Infomercial pitchman Kevin Trudeau leaves federal court in this Feb. 17, 2010, file photo taken in Chicago. (Richard A. Chapman/The Chicago Sun-Times/AP Photo) Disgraced TV infomercial pitchman Kevin Trudeau jokingly offered today to undergo enhanced interrogation techniques if it would help convince a judge to end his imprisonment for civil contempt. “I will do anything […]
TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau jailed after jurors find him guilty of contempt regarding diet book
Kevin Trudeau Show TV pitchman, Kevin Trudeau, failed to convince a federal judge of his proclaimed poverty and inability to pay $37.6 million to the folks who ended up being tricked by his …
CHICAGO – 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. Updated: 10/22/13 5:21 pm
Infomercial king Kevin Trudeau can sit in jail until he comes clean about his hidden millions, a federal judge ordered Wednesday.
Infomercial pitchman Kevin Trudeau was released from a Chicago jail on Thursday, a day after a federal judge ordered him locked up for failing to pay $38 million in fines over allegedly false promises made in a weight-loss book.
Controversial TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau, who in July was found in contempt for failing to pay a $37.6 million sanction against him for deceptive marketing, was ordered to jail today and remains in federal custody in Chicago.
A federal judge has sided with the Federal Trade Commission in granting a court-appointed receiver broad authority to marshal assets and take over businesses the judge ruled were controlled by controversial TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau, who last month was found in contempt for failing to pay a $37.6 million sanction against him for deceptive marketing.
The king of infomercials, Kevin Trudeau, has been put on a very short leash by a federal judge in Chicago. Trudeau owes $37 million to cheated consumers. For two decades Trudeau has managed to skip through life in a snappy suit and wide brim hat, the picture of preparation and fine grooming.