Prosecutors Seek 10-Year Sentence For Kevin Trudeau

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014  |  Updated 4:50 PM CDT
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Pitch Man Kevin Trudeau Faces Judge

Kevin Trudeau walks into federal court.

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Jury Finds Kevin Trudeau Guilty of Contempt

A jury found TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau guilty of criminal contempt of court Tuesday for willfully violating a court order by misrepresenting his book in a series of infomercials.

Pitch Man Kevin Trudeau Faces Judge

Even Kevin Trudeau himself thought Friday was the day he'd be hauled off to jail. But a federal judge had other ideas. Phil Rogers reports.
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Prosecutors have described Kevin Trudeau as an "uncontrollable huckster" in urging a federal judge to imprison the TV pitchman for at least 10 years for bilking consumers through widely aired infomercials.

In a court filing in Chicago this week, they blast Trudeau as "an unrepentant, untiring and uncontrollable huckster." They add the 50-year-old is even likely to cheat fellow inmates. Sentencing is March 17.

Jurors convicted Trudeau of criminal contempt in November for violating a judge's order barring him from making false claims about his book, "The Weight Loss Cure They Don't Want You to Know About."

Prosecutors say Trudeau has not only refused to pay a $37 million judgment in a related civil case but bragged about his defiance.

Trudeau attorney Kimball Anderson didn't return a message seeking comment.

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