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    Infomercial king (Kevin Trudeau) pleads the Fifth almost 400 times

    Infomercial king at the center of 41 Action News investigation pleads the Fifth almost 400 times

    "Trudeau refused to answer about three hours of questioning from the Federal Trade Commission, which wants the infomercial king thrown in prison for failure to pay an enormous $37 million judgment.

    During the hearing, the FTC produced a long list of emails and other documentation, trying to prove that Trudeau has the money to repay consumers for misleading them about the contents of his best-selling weight loss book."
    Read more: Infomercial king at the center of 41 Action News investigation takes the Fifth almost 400 times - kshb.com - kansas city

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    Re: Infomercial king (Kevin Trudeau) pleads the Fifth almost 400 times

    I have followed his antics for years. Thanks to a positive nod from Glim Dropper, I found this ladies' thread which has a lot of good information on Kevin and his sekrit society.

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    Re: Infomercial king (Kevin Trudeau) pleads the Fifth almost 400 times

    Quote Originally Posted by ribshaw View Post
    I have followed his antics for years. Thanks to a positive nod from Glim Dropper, I found this ladies' thread which has a lot of good information on Kevin and his sekrit society.

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    Great site. I've been reading it for a while now.

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    Infomercial king at the center of 41 Action News investigation pleads the Fifth almost 400 times



    Read more: Infomercial king at the center of 41 Action News investigation takes the Fifth almost 400 times - kshb.com - kansas city
    Ha. Someone finally found a way to shut him up.......just ask legitimate questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whip View Post
    Ha. Someone finally found a way to shut him up.......just ask legitimate questions.
    Ya think the "under oath" part might have influenced his decision...?
    It seems like in this "industry" common sense is not all that common!

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    Re: Infomercial king (Kevin Trudeau) pleads the Fifth almost 400 times

    Well, I just walked into my kitchen and there he was:



    Maybe it's like an FTC ponzi - the FTC will let him rip off more people to pay for the old people he ripped off?

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    I think this Wednesday the 29 at 10 EST on ABC they are having a partial expose on Kevin Trudeau. I heard part of the ad when I was in the kitchen so I am not clear on the whole topic. But what I find amusing is Leonard Coldwell is promoting it on his U-tube channel. I do love a good tickle fight among charlatans.

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    Watching it now. $75,000 to join GIN at the master level.

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business...-dream-seller/
    "It's virtually impossible to violate rules ... but it's impossible for a violation to go undetected, certainly not for a considerable period of time." Bernie Madoff
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    Re: Infomercial king (Kevin Trudeau) pleads the Fifth almost 400 times

    One of the keys to Trudeau’s alleged asset-protection plan, according to the government, is his wife, Nataliya Babenko, a native of the Ukraine currently studying film at New York University. They were married when she was 22, in June 2008, just five months before Trudeau was first hit with the $37 million penalty. The government alleges that Trudeau then proceeded to install her as an owner or executive of several companies.

    Among the companies that Babenko directly or indirectly owns, the FTC alleges, is a multi-layered marketing foundation called the Global Information Network, known by the acronym GIN. It is billed as private wealth, health and success- building club, boasting of thousands of members in more than 150 countries. The foundation was created in the Caribbean nation of St. Kitts and Nevis in 2009.

    Trudeau claims he’s just a member of GIN and has no control over its assets. The foundation, he says, has no owners. Trudeau is, however, the organization’s chief promoter and the star attraction at GIN events worldwide. Pitching the club in Internet videos, Trudeau says GIN offers paying members secret information heretofore available to only the elite. GIN was conceived, he says, by a secret council of 30 people, including billionaires, royals, high-level members of secret societies, and Kevin Trudeau. All of those council members, the club says, have chosen to remain anonymous, except one: Kevin Trudeau.

    Over the past three years, GIN has sponsored dozens of seminars, leadership cruises and gatherings in such places as Nashville, the Bahamas and Las Vegas. ABC News, after its encounter with Trudeau in Zurich, received hundreds of testimonial emails from GIN members extolling the virtues of the club.
    Kevin Trudeau: Chasing the Dream Seller - ABC News

    His wife looks young enough to be his daughter. What happened to that wonderful 'family life' he was leading when he wrote some of the first books and told everyone what the doctors don't want you to know...
    Don't get ripped off!! Stay informed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scratchycat View Post
    Kevin Trudeau: Chasing the Dream Seller - ABC News

    His wife looks young enough to be his daughter. What happened to that wonderful 'family life' he was leading when he wrote some of the first books and told everyone what the doctors don't want you to know...
    I must say if anyone has the right personality for a con man Kevin does, I am hoping that they find some way to disgorge his hidden assets and throw him in jail. On the wife thing scratchy I am left thinking about about Tony Robbins, years back 1990 or so I bought his Personal Power from a TV infomercial. Of course one of his claims was he could bring the romance back to a relationship. Fast forward a few years, he is divorced and remarried with a younger wife as well. Now certainly things happen, but I chuckle when I think of that, if he couldn't fix it who could?
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    Kevin Trudeau: you too can be an infomercial huckster!

    Note: "Katie" = Kevin Trudeau

    "But the thing that really made me open my eyes was something I saw on Facebook the other day: a promo for Katie's much-talked-about Infomercial Secrets course, for which, claim the promoters, many people have paid $50,000. And now it can be yours for... are you sitting down?... only $997 (there's that magickal Interwebz marketing number again!)."

    "What probably isn't mentioned in Infomercial Secrets is that his infomercials were what landed Katie in nearly two decades of the legal troubles that ultimately got him into Camp Cupcake, a place from which, despite his joyous screeds on Facebook, he is fighting desperately to escape."

    Full story:

    Whirled Musings: Kevin Trudeau: you too can be an infomercial huckster!

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    Re: Infomercial king (Kevin Trudeau) pleads the Fifth almost 400 times

    What a delightful read:
    As you know I have appealed my conviction of contempt of court, (because I am 100% innocent), and I appealed the 10 year sentence as being excessive for contempt of court. (10 years is one of the longest, if not THE longest sentence for contempt of court in the history of America). Contempt of Court is NOT a felony, nor even a misdemeanor....I am asking the appeals court to overturn the verdict of guilty and issue a complete acquittal (not guilty) on the grounds that the government had the burden of proof to show that I KNEW I was violating the order when I made the infomercials and I KNEW I was committing a crime (instead of my belief that I was exercising my First Amendment Rights, which is what I 100% believed I was doing)....
    KT is endlessly amusing as he tries to continue his scamming unchecked and the mean ol' government pees in his Wheaties every time!
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    Re: Infomercial king (Kevin Trudeau) pleads the Fifth almost 400 times

    Quote Originally Posted by Soapboxmom View Post
    What a delightful read:

    KT is endlessly amusing as he tries to continue his scamming unchecked and the mean ol' government pees in his Wheaties every time!
    LOL, twist, turn, wiggle, squiggle, and at the end of the day he's still a lying sack of s***, (the last word is NOT sugar!)
    It seems like in this "industry" common sense is not all that common!

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    Kevin Trudeau: an interview from the clink

    Awesome piece at Whirled Musings about KT's Business Insider interview...

    About midway through...

    "Lies and rationalizations
    Reading Aaron's article and the stories Katie told him about being approached in his bedroom by sinister government operatives, it's pretty clear to me that Katie was trying to play him, and was continuing the same old cycle of lies that he has used with everyone else for years. Some criticized Aaron for not following up on some of those stories and trying to verify those that were verifiable. But it could be that Aaron just assumed they were lies and decided to let Kevin ramble, letting the absurdity of the tales speak for themselves. As I mentioned in the above-linked comment on the Business Insider site, I don't see any indication that Aaron actually believed the b.s.

    In any event, as is often the case with Katie (and many other scammers I've written about), he can't even keep his lies straight"
    Full piece is here:
    Whirled Musings: Kevin Trudeau: an interview from the clink, and an attempt to take Business Insider for a ride

    Business Insider Piece is here:
    Kevin Trudeau Interview - Business Insider

    "According to Michael Mora, an attorney with the FTC’s enforcement division, which is charged with going after “the hard-core repeat offenders, recidivists, the ones who just won’t quit,” Trudeau “was at the top of our list.”

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    Re: Infomercial king (Kevin Trudeau) pleads the Fifth almost 400 times

    Tonight on American Greed...

    “Kevin Trudeau’s Secrets” Infomercial kingpin Kevin Trudeau makes millions selling baldness cures, weight loss programs, and get rich schemes on late night television. But when the FTC cries foul fining him $37.6 million, Trudeau pulls his most brazen scam yet–claiming he’s completely broke.

    American Greed: ‘Kevin Trudeau
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    One would think that Kevin Trudeau once he was sentenced to 10 years in prison, he would stay off the Internet. Well if you thought that you would be wrong. Kevin writes a blog about COVID19 in prison, a blog as well as he has a FB page where he continues to preach his government conspiracy theories. But the total gall is he has a account set up for him by his fan club. Kevin was released from prison, but he is house confined with an ankle bracelet while on probation for the rest of his sentence. His fan club is using the donations for, and I quote:

    "a place for Kevin to live and all his living expenses (utilities etc)
    furnishings for Kevin’s residence
    food
    nutritional supplements
    computers; cell phones; internet services; mobile phone service
    personal care items
    medical and all other insurances
    dental care, haircuts, eye care (contacts and glasses)
    car; insurance; petrol (gas); parking; maintenance
    clothes
    travel: transportation, hotels, meals
    lawyers and other professional services
    subscriptions
    secretaries, assistants, transcribers, researchers, social media managers, booking agents, drivers, security, etc.
    and many other possible uses of the funds donated"


    They also mention this is just a partial list. It is hard to believe that he has this many people still believing in him, but they are good cult members and have bought his BS and lies. It makes one gag to read the fan club posts and their praise of him. Talk about people being in denial. But then their guru is penniless, living with a friend, only has 2 suitcases and some clothes,

    Now what is interesting about his fan club is that in one breath they cry about his being penniless and having to live with a friend to survive, and on the other hand they make these claims, and I quote:


    "Kevin could easily come out of prison and start an international company again. Mega successful people from all around the world are making multi-million dollar offers to Kevin. They all want Kevin full time and they want to be a business partner with Kevin.

    Kevin is getting offers for large amounts of equity in companies, huge salaries, board positions, multi-million dollar cash advances and more to commit full time to their ventures.

    Everyone knows Kevin could very quickly create another multi-billion dollar global business empire. There are hundreds of people around the world that have offered to provide tens of millions in financing, start up capital and funding for any “Kevin Trudeau Project."


    So which is it fan club? Oh, the reason why he doesn't do all those things he could do and have people and companies begging him to do? Here's why and I quote:

    "Kevin is now dedicated to fulfilling his destiny and purpose by focusing 100% exclusively on helping people around the world achieve better lives, better health, as well as financial and spiritual Freedom.

    Kevin wants people to be “Enlightened” to “TRUTH”. Kevin is 100% focused on his mission to help people around the world achieve “Success”, make all their dreams come true, and improve the quality of their lives in every area: Financial; Spiritual; Emotional; Health; Relationships; Career/Business; and more. Kevin is dedicated to “Selfless Service” to humanity."


    Such a great guy. Makes you want to open up your wallet and pay for all his expenses so he can save the world and protect everyone from ever being poor again. Barf, Barf.

    Obviously fund raising is not going well, or they wouldn't be still begging for donations. I guess it never crossed their pathetic minds that all Kevin had to do to realize his now life goal, was to accept those multi-million dollar offers to get back on his feet and then use his new wealth to fulfill his new mission in life. Silly me for even thinking this.
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    LMAO Soapboxmom LMAO

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