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(Chicago Trib)   Kevin Trudeau gets 10-year prison sentence "they" don't want you to know about   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 199
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2014-03-18 06:43:28 AM  
Who?
 
2014-03-18 06:48:08 AM  
My only knowledge of this man is from hangovers where the remote was too far from me when he came on the TV. Therefore I hate this man more than anyone.... in the world.
 
2014-03-18 07:09:52 AM  

whistleridge: Who?


You should have bought his book.

dump.bz
 
2014-03-18 07:20:18 AM  
I never did like his Doonesbury comic strip. What a dick....
 
2014-03-18 08:06:20 AM  
+1
 
2014-03-18 08:07:25 AM  
international club that charges membership fees in exchange for success "secrets."

The Church?
 
2014-03-18 08:08:26 AM  
If I act now, will they throw in an additional 10-year prison sentence for free?

I have my credit card ready, and am willing to pay the additional shipping and handling.
 
2014-03-18 08:08:39 AM  
"Judge, I am a former US Congressman"
"Bailiff, arrest that man."

lulz
 
2014-03-18 08:08:41 AM  
Don Lapre is not impressed (for a variety of reasons)
 
2014-03-18 08:10:13 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-18 08:10:35 AM  
community.us.playstation.com
 
2014-03-18 08:10:55 AM  
My favorite bit from his Wikipedia entry.

In 2004, Trudeau began writing books and promoting them with infomercials on U.S. television. The first book he published was a medical guide titled Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know About, which was published in 2005. The book was criticized for containing no natural cures. Trudeau said he was not able to include them because of threats by the FTC. The book became a bestseller selling 5 million copies.


In a way I can understand how fraudsters like this just can't give it up. It's like there's an ocean of fish out there just begging to jump in your boat.
 
2014-03-18 08:11:09 AM  
"He is a habitual liar and a fraudster,"

Oh, a member of congress.
 
2014-03-18 08:11:25 AM  
Wow, missed my first simulpost by 22 seconds!
 
2014-03-18 08:12:02 AM  

vudukungfu: "He is a habitual liar and a fraudster,"

Oh, a member of congress.


No, that was the other guy.
 
2014-03-18 08:12:03 AM  
I know one weird trick for making prison wine that they don't want you to know.  Wardens HATE this.
 
2014-03-18 08:14:13 AM  
media.ifccenter.com
They Live - You die...
 
2014-03-18 08:14:25 AM  
I remember a few years ago my mom was into this guy and his secrets. She even called him Dr. Trudeau.

Good thing she's cheap and didn't get taken for more than a book. Now, if only the government can lock away Dr. Mercola.
 
2014-03-18 08:15:20 AM  
This guy was a quack.

Kind of like this guy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MY9ub-rIlyY
 
2014-03-18 08:15:30 AM  

Sybarite: My favorite bit from his Wikipedia entry.

In 2004, Trudeau began writing books and promoting them with infomercials on U.S. television. The first book he published was a medical guide titled Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know About, which was published in 2005. The book was criticized for containing no natural cures. Trudeau said he was not able to include them because of threats by the FTC. The book became a bestseller selling 5 million copies.

In a way I can understand how fraudsters like this just can't give it up. It's like there's an ocean of fish out there just begging to jump in your boat.


Well, given that he was doing infomercials and selling books back in the 90's, I think we have a good idea of the veracity of Wikipedia.

Actually, I'm selling a book about the Wikipedia errors 'They' don't want you to know about. Only $13.95+S&H
 
2014-03-18 08:16:20 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: My only knowledge of this man is from hangovers where the remote was too far from me when he came on the TV. Therefore I hate this man more than anyone.... in the world.


I see what you did there.
 
2014-03-18 08:17:17 AM  

Sybarite: My favorite bit from his Wikipedia entry.

In 2004, Trudeau began writing books and promoting them with infomercials on U.S. television. The first book he published was a medical guide titled Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know About, which was published in 2005. The book was criticized for containing no natural cures. Trudeau said he was not able to include them because of threats by the FTC. The book became a bestseller selling 5 million copies.

In a way I can understand how fraudsters like this just can't give it up. It's like there's an ocean of fish out there just begging to jump in your boat.


i265.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-18 08:17:57 AM  

lantawa: I never did like his Doonesbury comic strip. What a dick....


You are mistaken...this guy was the Prime Minister of Canada.
 
2014-03-18 08:18:39 AM  
dailyxtra.com
 
2014-03-18 08:19:22 AM  
I doubt his 26 year old wife will be waiting for him when he gets out.  Hubba hubba.....
 
2014-03-18 08:19:32 AM  
He's got money hidden away.  So he does his ten years and then continues to lead his lavish lifestyle.

Some might take that deal.

How many years in prison would you take at one million per year served?
 
2014-03-18 08:19:38 AM  

Sybarite: In a way I can understand how fraudsters like this just can't give it up.


I fight an almost daily temptation to sell out and use my knowledge of social behavior to become a fraudster.  It would be so easy, and the fierce anti-intellectualism movement rampant in America attenuates the guilt.  People are in the streets screaming for the right to be stupid, and voting in legislators campaigning on caveat emptor.  Who am I to stop them?  There are just so many reasons to stop caring, say "eff it", and become rich overnight by just pushing the goddamn boat out there and wait for the dumb fish to jump in.  If I felt really bad about it I can at least spend the money better than they did, like building the shelters and soup kitchens these idiots will eventually use.

What stops me is the respect & company I'd lose among peers.  I recognize the value of what I'd be losing, though the money I walk away from sure makes it hard to get through the daily grind.
 
2014-03-18 08:21:20 AM  

vudukungfu: international club that charges membership fees in exchange for success "secrets."

The Church?


Total Fark?
 
2014-03-18 08:22:45 AM  
Dammit. A friend posted this article on fb so I came here to submit it with pretty much the same headline subby used... I'm guessing there's five others like it in the queue.

At least the Schadenfreude's fun.
 
2014-03-18 08:23:28 AM  
So he is like the president , Just on a smaller scale?
 
2014-03-18 08:26:14 AM  
He was a huge Ron Paul supporter
 
2014-03-18 08:26:28 AM  
He can always con the warden into giving him special privileges.
 
2014-03-18 08:26:56 AM  
unnecessaryquotes.com
 
2014-03-18 08:27:12 AM  
The kind of people who buy into his tripe aren't going to be swayed by this in the slightest. You should probably have a talk with grandad.
 
2014-03-18 08:29:12 AM  
Good. I never like that comic anyway.
 
2014-03-18 08:29:42 AM  
I'm just hearing about this guy through Fark. Checked a few videos. He is kinda like a glenn beck.
 
2014-03-18 08:30:15 AM  
 "Prosecutors said he ignored a previous court order by describing the program as easy when it actually called for punishing calorie restrictions and a crippling list of food restrictions."

10 years. This is what you get when you go up against the machine. They want everyone to know about it.
 
2014-03-18 08:33:35 AM  
Let me guess. The same people who fell for this guy are the ones who believe the anti-vaccination nonsense spouted by the "doctor" who wound up losing his license. "They're telling me what I want to hear, so it must be true!!1111!!!".

I loathe willfully stupid people.
 
2014-03-18 08:35:17 AM  

badhatharry: "Prosecutors said he ignored a previous court order by describing the program as easy when it actually called for punishing calorie restrictions and a crippling list of food restrictions."


10 years. This is what you get when you go up against the machine. They want everyone to know about it.


Note to self:  Don't ever describe dieting as "easy".
 
2014-03-18 08:35:42 AM  

filter: I doubt his 26 year old wife will be waiting for him when he gets out.  Hubba hubba.....


ltdanman44: He's got money hidden away


There was some expose about him on TV a few months ago, and it was revealed that he had married some hot young college girl who had a lot of his money and properties in accounts under her name. My guess is that before he got busted, he put most of his fortune and property under her name so the feds couldn't touch it.

I'm so hoping that she transfers it to a Swiss bank account, serves him divorce papers in jail, then bails to a tropical island with a hot young dude, just so that Trudeau asshole gets to see how getting ripped off feels like.
 
2014-03-18 08:36:05 AM  

Shadowtag: The kind of people who buy into his tripe aren't going to be swayed by this in the slightest.


August11: He is kinda like a glenn beck.


These were not one post by one person, but they could have been.
 
2014-03-18 08:43:15 AM  
So when are the hucksters pushing Obamacare being sent to prison?
 
2014-03-18 08:43:48 AM  
Bought the natural cures book. it was a late-night two-for one special.  two of his books for like 15 bucks, shipping included.
don't laugh.  I was curious. they were darn near free.

There's decent information in there... granted... it's hidden in what amounts to 50% railing against the FDA & big pharmacy, etc...   and some obvious adverts for specific companies he's obviously partnered with..

But when you read through all that you're left with the obvious underlying message...and I don't think anyone can debate it.
We are eating and slothing and chemicaling ourselves to death and the FDA & pharmacy companies aren't overly concerned with anything other than keeping us pill-popping for the symptoms & making sure they aren't competed with.

Frankly... I can't believe this guys been fined to the extent he has and now jailed.  Seems like there are a lot worse folks out there telling bigger lies & costing their clients.. victims.. whatever... a LOT more money.
 
2014-03-18 08:44:47 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: My only knowledge of this man is from hangovers where the remote was too far from me when he came on the TV. Therefore I hate this man more than anyone.... in the world.


Aaannnd I heard that in Clarkson's voice.

AverageAmericanGuy: Sybarite: My favorite bit from his Wikipedia entry.

In 2004, Trudeau began writing books and promoting them with infomercials on U.S. television. The first book he published was a medical guide titled Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know About, which was published in 2005. The book was criticized for containing no natural cures. Trudeau said he was not able to include them because of threats by the FTC. The book became a bestseller selling 5 million copies.

In a way I can understand how fraudsters like this just can't give it up. It's like there's an ocean of fish out there just begging to jump in your boat.

Well, given that he was doing infomercials and selling books back in the 90's, I think we have a good idea of the veracity of Wikipedia.

Actually, I'm selling a book about the Wikipedia errors 'They' don't want you to know about. Only $13.95+S&H


I think it's just poor sentence construction. They meant that that was when he began hawking *his books* in infomercials?
 
2014-03-18 08:45:50 AM  

ltdanman44: He's got money hidden away.  So he does his ten years and then continues to lead his lavish lifestyle.

Some might take that deal.

How many years in prison would you take at one million per year served?


And as a added bonus when he gets out he will receive a whole new generation that has never heard his sales pitch absolutely free!!!
 
2014-03-18 08:46:03 AM  

lantawa: I never did like his Doonesbury comic strip. What a dick....


No, that was Gary Larson.  This guy created Garfield.
 
2014-03-18 08:47:43 AM  

whistleridge: Who?


seconded
 
2014-03-18 08:49:29 AM  
FTA: Prosecutors said he ignored a previous court order by describing the program as easy when it actually called for punishing calorie restrictions and a crippling list of food restrictions.

Really ?  This went to COURT ?  Judges are now evaluating wether a diet is easy?  prosecutors are jumping into action ?
I did NOT see my day starting by defending this moron on Fark.  But NO ONE is concerned that this kind of crap can result in a federal COURT ORDER ? / contempt order / millions of dollars in fines / 10 years JAIL TIME ??

I don't see anyone going to jail over the "GREAT" taste of diet soda... or now much weight I can lose with a "DELICIOUS" shake for breakfast and lunch and a "SENSIBLE" dinner... ???

I'm sorry but this guy has went ... in my eyes... from a little paranoid... to right.
 
2014-03-18 08:51:20 AM  
So what kind of prison sentence will JK Rowling get when all those people (kids even!) that bought her books and the FTC find out that there aren't any witches or Hogwarts or Dumbledords or ... ?

Prison advice to JK: just remember, witches get quidditches.
 
2014-03-18 08:52:53 AM  
Apply directly to anus.
 
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