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Nov 13, 2013

kevin-trudeau-convicted-criminal-contempt-truth-frequency-radio-chris-geo-sheree-geo-alternative-media-news-informationBy Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune

Chicago-based TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau has made a fortune marketing himself as a truth teller who reveals secrets that the rich and powerful want to keep from the public.

Hawking everything from financial advice to weight-loss solutions, the smooth-talking Trudeau managed for more than a decade to stay one step ahead of the government’s efforts to silence him, all the while amassing a cultlike following as federal regulators hounded him in court and imposed a whopping $37 million fine.

On Tuesday, a federal jury wasn’t buying what Trudeau was selling. The panel of six men and six women deliberated just 45 minutes before finding the controversial author guilty of criminal contempt of court for lying about the contents of his weight loss book in infomercials that aired seven years ago.

It was a swift end to an unusual weeklong trial at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse for Trudeau, 50, who showed little reaction to the verdict as he sat on the edge of his seat. Moments later, Trudeau was unceremoniously taken into custody on orders from U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman, who expressed concern that the man so familiar to late-night TV viewers posed a risk to flee. Prosecutors believe he has millions hidden in overseas accounts.

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