CHICAGO — Former television pitchman and author Kevin Trudeau was sentenced to ten years in jail after reportedly lying to the public about the benefits of a weight-loss program.
According to Chicago’s WGN, Trudeau addressed federal Judge Ronald Guzman with a long statement that claimed his four-month stint at the Metropolitan Correctional Center was a “wake-up call” to his wrongful doings.
Trudeau told the judge his experiences in prison had “shaken him to the core” and he was now “stripped of all ego, defiance, arrogance and pride.”
The ex-TV personality also said he accepted complete responsibility for his actions and swore it would never happen again.
Not wholly convinced of Trudeau’s in-court declaration, Guzman said the defendant made light of past federal court orders and hasn’t shown any real convictions of changing his ways.
Already convicted twice of contempt, Trudeau has continuously cheated “others for personal gain,” said Guzman.
Trudeau has yet to pay the $37 million fines from civil court, reported WGN.