A federal judge has rejected an impassioned plea from a television pitchman, ordering U.S. Marshals to jail Kevin Trudeau for failing to pay a $37 million civil judgment.
(Reuters) – Infomercial pitchman Kevin Trudeau lost his bid to throw out a $37.6 million fine for violating a 2004 Federal Trade Commission settlement over his advertising and a federal appeals court said the amount might even be too low. Trudeau argued that U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman in Chicago wrongly based the fine on […]
CHICAGO – An appeals court in Chicago has ruled that an infomercial pitchman won’t have to serve a 30-day jail sentence for getting his supporters to flood a federal judge’s e-mail inbox. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed Kevin Trudeau’s contempt of court conviction on Thursday. It says a judge cannot find a defendant […]