Gov't Shutdown Stalls FTC's Bid To Jail Infomercial Star

Law360, Chicago (October 03, 2013, 5:28 PM ET) -- The government shutdown has thrown a wrench into the Federal Trade Commission’s pursuit of an infomercial salesman who has allegedly been dodging a $37.6 million judgment for making spurious claims about his dieting books, according to court documents filed Tuesday.

The FTC was scheduled to ask an Illinois federal judge on Friday to lock up the purported weight loss guru, Kevin Trudeau, until he turns over all of his assets to satisfy the judgment. But the commission asked the court to postpone the hearing indefinitely after...
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