TV Pitchman Kevin Trudeau Sentenced to 10 Years for Not Paying Fine

Kevin Trudeau, the TV pitchman known for his books about natural cures and weight-loss remedies “they” don’t want you to know about, has been sentenced to ten years in prison for contempt of court for his refusal to comply with prior orders that he must pay a fine of $37.6 million.

In fact, U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman was so frustrated with Trudeau’s history of fraud, he said in his ruling, “He has treated federal court orders as if they were mere suggestions… or at most impediments to be sidestepped, outmaneuvered or just ignored… That type of conduct simply cannot stand.”

Trudeau had told the judge he regretted his past actions and pledged to be a “better person” in the future, but Guzman wasn’t buying it. Trudeau was previously found in civil contempt a number of times for not paying the fine.

You can watch WGN9‘s report on the conviction below:

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