Infomercial pitchman Kevin Trudeau gets 30 days for e-mail barr...

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Kevin Trudeau leaves federal court yesterday. CHICAGO - U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman sentenced infomercial pitchman Kevin Trudeau yesterday to 30 days in jail for contempt of court.
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Mike Connor

United States

#1 Feb 18, 2010
Did the Federal Trade Commission fine the manufacturer of Viox? Kevin Trudeau is right.
Robert in Reynoldsburg

Reynoldsburg, OH

#2 Feb 18, 2010
Could U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman do something about the coin scams on TV? People are buying common coins for ridiculous amounts because of people like Trudeau. Sorry folks, your Obama Presidential Inaugaration coin is just a Kennedy Half Dollar with a sticker on it! It's worth 50 cents, not the $19.95 plus shipping and handling you paid. Gold-plated State Quarters? 25 cents even with the micro-layer of pure 24K gold on it. These people are lying to you and should be shut down and jailed!
avid citizen

Grove City, OH

#3 Feb 18, 2010
aww come on, those gold quarters are worth at least 25.000001 cents, because they have .000001 cent of gold applied.

People like Trudeau are a cancer...nice to see one of them getting some face time in the media that he doesn't control.
Danno From Powell

Columbus, OH

#4 Feb 18, 2010
Are you all nuts haven't you figured out judges are never wrong and questioning them can cost you a lot of money?

These judges need to remember who gives them the ability to render their decisions, it's the voters. While encouraging others to fill the judge's email box may have been wrong to a certain extent hopefully the voters in that area will remove that judge.

In Franklin County there are certain domestic judges who engage in this kind of behavior as well, what a shame the freedom of speech is squelched by those sitting on a bench when they had been elected by the voters
CSD

United States

#5 Feb 18, 2010
How about 30 years for fraud and annoying people ?
What

Powell, OH

#6 Feb 18, 2010
This guy actually has followers? LOL!
Will Burns7409746949

United States

#7 Feb 18, 2010
Danno From Powell wrote:
Are you all nuts haven't you figured out judges are never wrong and questioning them can cost you a lot of money?
These judges need to remember who gives them the ability to render their decisions, it's the voters. While encouraging others to fill the judge's email box may have been wrong to a certain extent hopefully the voters in that area will remove that judge.
In Franklin County there are certain domestic judges who engage in this kind of behavior as well, what a shame the freedom of speech is squelched by those sitting on a bench when they had been elected by the voters
It is a federal judge, they are appointed for life.
jps

Murrieta, CA

#8 Feb 19, 2010
What we still hear about this crook? Trudeau scammed me on this 'mega read' ripoff, time now to put this thief behind bars for life, and deplete all his money
Blinded-by-The-R ight

Fort Wayne, IN

#9 Feb 19, 2010
CSD wrote:
How about 30 years for fraud and annoying people ?
How about 30 Years for Rod Parsley for the same thing!
How about 30 Years for G.W. Bush for Morder of Innocent Men and Women!
How abour 30 yeard for Richard B. Cheney for fraud!
How about 30 Years for Pig Karl Rove!
How about 50 years for Glenn Beck for fraud and stubidity!!
How about 50 years for Rush Limbaugh for FRAUD!!
CSD

United States

#11 Feb 19, 2010
Blinded-by-The-Right wrote:
<quoted text>
How about 30 Years for Rod Parsley for the same thing!
How about 30 Years for G.W. Bush for Morder of Innocent Men and Women!
How abour 30 yeard for Richard B. Cheney for fraud!
How about 30 Years for Pig Karl Rove!
How about 50 years for Glenn Beck for fraud and stubidity!!
How about 50 years for Rush Limbaugh for FRAUD!!
My favorite part is where he spells stupidity wrong. Clearly a product of the fine government education system.
j davis

Doylestown, PA

#12 Apr 25, 2010
Trudeau is a dangerous sociopath who should be locked up for decades instead of a mere 30 days and all his assets should be seized and distributed among his many victims. Our fraud laws need teeth. Right now they are a joke to degenerates like Trudeau and these predators simply write off the low fines as a cost of doing business.
ohjoe

Columbus, OH

#13 Apr 25, 2010
...and yet TV stations still take his money and broadcast his fraud.
CSD

Columbus, OH

#14 Apr 26, 2010
ohjoe wrote:
...and yet TV stations still take his money and broadcast his fraud.
It's a race to see who is the largest fraud, the TV stations or Trudeau ? I predict a photo finish.
Cook him

Sullivan, MO

#15 Apr 26, 2010
I was scammed by Trudeau a few years ago by getting one of his books. He hit my credit card four times for a subscription to a newsletter, when I had specifically told them I wanted nothing but the book. I never received a single newsletter either. What I don't get is that he is scamming nationally, which makes it a case of federal fraud. He should go to prison for years, and I agree that his assets should be liquidated and divided between his victims. The way I feel about him, is if he fell down dead, I'd just say good, one less thief in the world.
Internet fraud needs to be addressed and tightened too. These companies that you check their product on the computer, and then the next month you have an extra forty dollars on your phone bill should be shut down too. Especially bad are the "work at home" sites. My daughter in law went and looked into one of those, and the next month I had double the phone bill from a company I never heard of. I raised the devil with them, and was told that they would refund, but it would take sixty days. It only took them one to take money, and I've yet to see the refund. Why does the phone company allow it? Fraud is the bane of our nation, second only to our inept government.
kev

Toledo, OH

#16 Sep 20, 2013
They should have Kept him locked up. Don lapre commited suicide fer same things

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