Kevin Trudeau, famous television pitchman and author, is going to federal prison after making misleading infomercials and weight-loss books.
Trudeau was convicted on Monday for criminal contempt after violating a federal court order from 2004 that prohibited him from misleading consumers. The 51-year-old entrepreneur will be serving a 10-year sentence for his crime. U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman stated to Trudeau during his Monday hearing:
“Since the age of 25, (Trudeau) has attempted to cheat others for his own personal gain.”
According to the prosecution, Kevin Trudeau is nothing more than a hustler with schemes. In the sentencing memo, Trudeau was described by prosecutors as an “unrepentant, untiring, and uncontrollable huckster who has defrauded the unsuspecting for 30 years.”
In November of last year, Trudeau was convicted by a jury and has been in federal custody. Evidence involved in Trudeau’s case included infomercials from 2006 and 2007 in which the pitchman misrepresented contents from his weight-loss books. The U.S. attorney said those infomercials are untrue and violate a court order that directly prohibited those infomercials.
While Kevin Trudeau has not publicly commented about the case, his defense attorney has told reporters that he plans on filing for appeal.
Who is Kevin Trudeau? Television Pitchman Going to Prison for Misleading Infomercials.