Kevin Trudeau sentenced to 10 years in prison

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There's a lot of IMers using similar marketing with their own health, make money online and personal development ebooks.

10 years. It's a federal case, so he'll probably serve all of it.


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Chicago-based TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau was sentenced to 10 years in prison today for repeatedly defying court orders to pay a whopping $37 million fine over his fraudulent infomercials.

Trudeau, 51, smiled slightly as U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman imposed the sentence. The judge called him "deceitful to the very core."

A Trudeau supporter caused a disturbance in the courtroom during the sentence, refused to leave and was carried out by security officers.
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Kevin Trudeau sentenced to 10 years in prison - chicagotribune.com
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  • Profile picture of the author Mo Goulet
    With his money and the right lawyers, he'll be out in a halfway house in 4 years. He'll serve his time in a federal camp like Martha Stewart. He'll be able to work a job and earn as much as $16 a month.
  • Profile picture of the author The Niche Man
    Originally Posted by DubDubDubDot View Post

    There's a lot of IMers using similar marketing with their own health, make money online and personal development ebooks.

    10 years. It's a federal case, so he'll probably serve all of it.


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    Chicago-based TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau was sentenced to 10 years in prison today for repeatedly defying court orders to pay a whopping $37 million fine over his fraudulent infomercials.

    Trudeau, 51, smiled slightly as U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman imposed the sentence. The judge called him "deceitful to the very core."

    A Trudeau supporter caused a disturbance in the courtroom during the sentence, refused to leave and was carried out by security officers.
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    Kevin Trudeau sentenced to 10 years in prison - chicagotribune.com
    He finally got what he deserved. I feel sorry for the hundreds or maybe thousands he bilked.
  • Profile picture of the author Defacto
    Unfortunately this is an attack on free speech and all of our constitutional rights. How can one "prove" his theories on weight lose were fraudulent? I have no idea what his books were about but they were his ideas he was selling, exercising his constitutionally protected (well not anymore) free speech.
  • Profile picture of the author David Braybrooke
    You do the crime, you do the time., etc.
    I thought Kevin had such great charisma. Such
    a pity he misused his gifts.
  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Yall remember that one infomercial where he had those 4 beautiful women at the table? Had my attention for the whole 30 minutes lol.
  • Profile picture of the author chall
    I hope he has learned a lesson.What comes around goes around.
  • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
    This sentence has more to do with his criminal contempt of court
    than his deceptive writing and marketing practices. This judge does
    not believe that leopards change their spots. Nor do I.

    Instead of paying fines for previous judgments, he pleads poverty
    and still lives a lavish lifestyle. $239 for two haircuts while he is broke?

    He is what he is:

    Kevin Trudeau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • Profile picture of the author Electrical
    There's millions of things out there claiming to do things that simple don't happen. From weight loss to penis enlargement. The question is what did this guy do to be the only one that the government went after?
  • Profile picture of the author Zero
    we bought his mega memory/advanced mega memory course. It was decent, but i never really used it
  • Profile picture of the author masterpaintingnow
    I don't know much about the man, but I personally believe in always being honest in every aspect of your business. It is best for repeat customers.

    However, if he honestly believed that his product could cure diseases or whatever, then not sure if he was being a con man. How does one prove if he believed it?

    I know some people that truly believe raw food diet will cure cancer.

    Some people truly believe dianetics can cure cancer.
  • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
    Previous fraud convictions for using his Mom's social security number to create false identities.

    I looked through his cures they don't want you to know about book at WalMart.
    It was $20 or $30. It said cure for such and such on page ---. Go to page --- and find out you have to join his membership site for the answers.

    Anyway, his sentence for contempt is 10 years instead of 25 because he did not really
    cause significant financial losses to his victims. But, again its criminal contempt of court for not paying fines as ordered and lying about his finances while probably hiding assets...
  • Profile picture of the author keyforge
    This is definitely a BIG lesson for all IM'ers...
  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    I've never read the guys books, but why is he being imprisoned?

    Seriously. Why again? Because his opinion was wrong?

    For writing books that "they" don't want you to know about?

    I guess the poor guy was right.

    "They" REALLY did not want you to know.

  • Profile picture of the author bluecoyotemedia
    whats the difference between many of teh WSP vendors.. and Kevin T??? Kevins mistake was selling on TV

    he is one of the great ones..
  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    He next book should be:

    "THEY didn't want you to know so bad - THAT THEY STUFFED ME IN A CELL AND THREW AWAY THE KEY"
  • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
    I did use and like his Mega Memory course. That worked for me...
  • Profile picture of the author Electrical
    Another Al Capone. His ultimate downfall was his greed. It's a game, you gotta know how to play it.
  • Profile picture of the author bobson8788
    This is funny to me, Internet Marketers bashing Kevin Trudeau for writing books, making false claims and giving bad advice, and we should hang him because the GOVERNMENT says so. REALLY!!!!! Have you guys check your squeeze pages, the emails you send out, the number of false and crap WSOs you create. If the government decides tomorrow that these things we do are deceptive we would all be facing time in prison.

    Our industry is full of so called Kevin Trudeaus including many, many and i mean many on here, so i find it amazing that warrior members are bashing a man for giving BAD ADVICE, he never put a gun to nobody's head or anything physical for that matter, He was just a master marketer, yes a Marketer. I watch videos on YouTube explaining to me by big name Gurus(Give me a name, yes him too) on how to basically deceive people into buying my products and you guys too have seen these videos, heck you even bought their courses, and I or you should have the gull to bash a man that has mastered it better us? What do you guys think you do? Help poor little children or something?
  • Profile picture of the author objectiveman
    If Kevin Trudeau is guilty then almost the entire health establishment is guilty of pushing false information. Not only pushing false information but pushing the most harmful information possible.

    The government's food guide pyramid telling people to eat mostly bread all day or consume 300 carbs per day according to their dietary values label?? Hello skyrocketing obesity, diabetes, and cancer.. Then the government claims there is an obesity crisis and the solution is to eat more bread and less fat (fat has very little impact on insulin and aids in weight loss). Since I went on a ketogenic diet (high fat, low carb diet) I have lost 30 lbs of fat and when I went to my annual physical all my health markers improved.

    They go after Kevin Trudeau but think it's okay for Subway to promote a loaf of bread the size of a bus as a weight loss food?

    Of course this is really a free speech issue. A buyer beware issue. Unless there was outright fraud/breech of contract the government doesn't really have a valid case.
  • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
    Threads like this always make me want to invent a new game,
    where we count how many people actually read the article,
    and how many so obviously did not.

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