‘Infomercial King’ Sent to Jail

    WASHINGTON - AUGUST 22:  The best-selling book "Natural Cures" by Kevin Trudeau stands on display at a Borders bookstore August 22, 2005 in Washington, DC. Trudeau was formerly jailed for fraud and ordered by the U.S. government to stop selling health products through television infomercials.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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    Kevin Trudeau, the controversial informercial star who pitches health and diet remedies, was sent to jail Thursday. Trudeau failed to pay a whopping $37 million fine over alleged false and misleading claims in his recent book on weight loss, but he was still spending almost $1,000 on liquor and cigars, according to lawyers from the Federal Trade Commission. The federal judge in Chicago who sentenced Trudeau told him: “This is not an infomercial. You can’t talk your way out of this.” Trudeau remains in federal custody.

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