Judge Rips TV Pitchman's Atty For Wasting Jury's Time

Law360, Chicago (November 8, 2013, 3:49 PM EST) -- Infomercial salesman Kevin Trudeau won’t testify at his criminal contempt trial in Chicago, but his lawyers’ failure to notify the court of this fact prompted an angry rebuke Friday from a federal judge who accused the defense of wasting the jury’s time.

The jury heard just an hour of testimony Friday before the prosecution rested its case against Trudeau, after which the defense announced it would not be calling any witnesses. This infuriated U.S. District Judge Ronald A. Guzman, who excoriated Trudeau’s lead counsel, Thomas Kirsch...
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