Buyers Get Approval from Judge for Refunds Of Kevin Trudeau’s Diet Book

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 …

5 More Ad Pitchmen Besides Jared Who Fell Out of Favor

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 …

Prison Doesn’t Keep Pitchman Off TV

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

Trudeau’s California Estate for Sale Still in Jail

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 …

Kevin Trudeau’s possessions to be auctioned known as Infomercial king

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 King Kevin Trudeau to Remain Behind Bars

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 pleads for mercy, jailed anyway for not paying $37 million penalty (10/22/13 5:21 pm)

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