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 […]
Marc Gill, pitchman for Ronco, right, and Bluewater Media Senior Producer David Tiberia go over a script during a break in filming an infomercial for the Ready Grill in Clearwater. The company hopes the Ready Grill does for Ronco what the rotisserie oven and Pocket Fisherman did to establish it as the brand Americans once […]
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 […]
TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau jailed after jurors find him guilty of contempt regarding diet book
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
President Obama sounded like a TV pitchman Monday when he took to the microphone to defend the Affordable Care Act..
A genuine wildcard has been added into the mix of possible contenders for Florida’s Congressional District 13, the seat long held by C.W. Bill Young now up for grabs in 2014 after Young announced his retirement earlier this week. Ubiquitous TV pitchman Anthony Sullivan — yes, the face of “OxyClean” and the “Smart Mop” — […]
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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.