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NOV 05, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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TV pitchman Trudeau sold weight-loss 'dream': prosecutors

By Adam Kirby CHICAGO (Reuters) - Pitchman Kevin Trudeau sold a "dream" in infomercials promising his book contained easier weight loss cures than it delivered, prosecutors said on Tuesday in an opening statement for his federal criminal contempt trial In Chicago. Trudeau, 50, faces possible jail time if a jury convicts him. His attorneys said his conduct did not willfully violate a 2004 court order barring him from misrepresenting his books in infomercials. Trudeau was jailed and released in September and October for failing to pay a nearly $38 million judgment for civil contempt in a case ... Read More

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