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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