TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau behind bars; still making money on infomercials

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TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau is serving time in federal prison for lying in an infomercial about his weight-loss book– but he is still appearing on TV—and making money.

Some of his infomercials which sell a different book continue to run on late night television.

They were bought by other companies before Trudeau’s criminal case began.

Trudeau is paid royalties from the infomercials.

The government is collecting the money and will apply it to his $37 million federal fine.

Trudeau is scheduled to be released from prison in 2022.