|Charlatan Kevin Trudeau (bottom) who bilked gullible|
consumers out of millions with the help of broadcasters
who aired his infomercials
Trudeau's 2009 book, "The Weight Loss Cure 'They' Don't Want You to Know About." racked up $49 million in sales, was promoted 32,000 times on TV infomercials and advised people to limit food intake to 500 calories daily and walk an hour every day.
Prosecutors called him an "uncontrollable huckster" who would probably try to defraud fellow prisoners even while behind bars.
U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman blasted Trudeau during sentencing.
Even after the government went after him, his ads appeared regularly on Omaha television stations, always with a disclaimer disavowing any station accountability for his veracity — or lack thereof.