How an Infomercial Huckster Got Himself 10 Years in Prison

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March 18 2014 1:14 PM

They Got Him

An infamous huckster is headed to federal prison for a decade.

After years of inundating infomercial viewers with promises of natural remedies, weight-loss cures, and free money they don’t want you to know about, Kevin Trudeau is headed to federal prison for 10 years.

The court is also auctioning off luxury items from his vacation house to help pay the $38 million in fines he owes.

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.

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