The money will come from the approximately $8 million in Trudeau assets recovered by a receiver after Trudeau failed to pay a $37.6 million civil penalty levied by Gettleman in 2007.
More than $30 million may be missing from Kevin Trudeau’s empire. But a firm tasked by a federal judge with tracking down the TV pitchman’s fortune put its hands on more than $8 million. Now the FTC wants to use it to start refunding customers duped into buying Trudeau’s diet book by its “grossly deceptive marketing.”
A judge sought to end the snit Thursday between TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau and a receiver put in charge of Trudeau’s assets nearly two years ago.
Trudeau, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison last year after a contempt conviction, complained through his attorneys in court papers last month that the receiver had not filed tax returns for Trudeau, his wife or 19 of Trudeau’s purported businesses.
TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for bilking consumers via infomercials for his best-selling weight loss book.
The letter begs one federal judge to intercede with another in order to reduce the sentence Trudeau is scheduled to receive Monday.
If convicted liar Kevin Trudeau pitched his supposed miracle weight-loss book to readers by telling them the truth, it would have sold slightly more than zero copies, federal prosecutors said.
Even in prison, convicted fraudster and TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau has something to sell.
U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman’s order that Trudeau be indefinitely held for failing to disclose where he’s hiding his immense wealth came a week after another federal judge ordered the Oak Brook resident locked up at the end of his criminal contempt trial.
He claimed he was “penniless and homeless.” But an overnight stay in federal jail seems to have had a remarkable effect on discredited TV pitchman and convicted felon Kevin Trudeau’s memory
A federal jury on Tuesday found television pitchman Kevin Trudeau did violate a federal order barring him from making false claims about his diet books on Tuesday.
For lunch and dinner, she said, Trudeau’s devotees may have a “handful” of vegetables and organic grass-fed meat weighing 100 grams raw — roughly the size of a deck of cards.
Using a two-week federal trial to test the truthfulness of an infomercial may sound a little like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut.
Kevin Trudeau was held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago for allegedly hiding his assets and not paying a federal judgment.
TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau must stay in jail a bit longer, after again failing to convince a judge he’s done all he can to disclose assets to pay off a $37 million fine.
Infomercial pitchman Kevin Trudeau was ordered back into federal custody on Tuesday, despite his pleas that he has no assets to pay off a multimillion-dollar judgment against him.
He wouldn’t talk, so it’s back to jail for TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau for refusing to reveal where he’s hidden millions in ill-gotten gains.
Infomercial host Kevin Trudeau will be getting his freedom this afternoon – after spending the night behind bars, where he was questioned about his financial assets.
Judge Robert Gettleman told Trudeau, 50, of Oak Brook, “This is not an infomercial — you can’t talk your way out of this” after the TV pitchman made an impassioned plea for his freedom.