Kevin Trudeau Banned from Infomercials For Three Years, Ordered to Pay More Than $5 Million for False Claims About Weight-Loss Book
Ha ha ha hahaaaaaaaaaaa!
Ahem, okay, sorry. Heh. I’m composed now.
I love, love, love seeing charlatans busted in such a well-deserved fashion. Though I’m a staunch defender of free speech and cases like this brush uncomfortably close to belief that the First Amendment should be protected at all costs, it is clear that Trudeau flagrantly violated the law by continually lying out his ass, misrepresenting his products, and scamming consumers.
Of course, as sweet as the punishment is, it doesn’t quite fit the crime. In this case, that would mean Trudeau would be force-fed until he became morbidly obese, then injected with Human Growth Hormone and given daily colonics. That’s at least nicer than the punishment that would be required for his previous run-in with the law in which he promised to give cancer victims the cure they desperately hoped for. Presumably, that punishment would involve giving him cancer and then not allowing any treatment but coral calcium.
I’m not big on the death penalty, so I think I prefer the fat punishment.