TV pitchman on trial for criminal contempt
TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau is back in court Tuesday to face federal charges for making false weight-loss claims.
Trudeau is accused of violating an FTC decree which banned him from misrepresenting the content of his hit book, “The Weight Loss Cure, They Don’t Want You to Know About.”
Regulators say he violated the order with infomercials claiming the book was filled with “easy” techniques when it actually called for prescription hormone injections, a month of colon hydrotherapy and a 500-calorie-per-day diet regimen.
If convicted he could be sentenced to several years in prison.
Trudeau still owes $37 million in fines for the original lawsuit but says he’s too broke to pay the money.