Content Section
CON MAN ‘Infomercial King’ Sent to Jail Mark Wilson/Getty

‘Infomercial King’ Sent to Jail

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.

September 19, 2013 5:16 PM

Comments (0)

Related Sections: