Weight Loss Guru Jailed For Contempt In FTC Feud

Law360, Chicago (October 22, 2013, 2:11 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Tuesday threw a former successful infomercial salesman in jail for contempt, refusing to believe that he is not hiding assets that could be put toward a $37.6 million judgment that the Federal Trade Commission won against him for repeatedly making spurious claims about his weight loss book and other products.

Kevin Trudeau, 51, was taken into custody after a court hearing in Chicago where his lawyers — and then the TV pitchman himself — made a last-ditch plea to U.S. District...
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