Remember Kevin Trudeau? On Monday, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for violating a 2004 court order that barred him from making deceptive infomercials about his book, The Weight Loss Cure “They” Don’t Want You to Know About.
At the sentencing, U.S. District Court Judge Ronald Guzman called Trudeau “deceitful to the very core,” and said that “since his 20s, he has steadfastly attempted to cheat others for his own gain.” Over the years, Trudeau has hawked “free money,” weight loss solutions and cures for cancer and other diseases. At the hearing, Trudeau claimed that he had undergone a “personal transformation” and said that if he does another infomercial, there will be “no embellishments, no puffery, no lies.” Reuters reports that the courtroom was packed with Trudeau supporters. One of them was 80-year-old Ed Foreman, a motivational speaker and former congressman for Texas and New Mexico, the news service says. It notes that Foreman “tried twice to make a statement in Trudeau’s support during the hearing. When Foreman failed to respond to the judge’s order to be quiet, he was lifted up by his arms and legs and carried out of the courtroom by federal marshals.”
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