I’m not a fan of Kevin Trudeau, but I don’t want him in prison for ten years.
Barack Obama, I would like to see in prison for a number of reasons. Murdering Americans would be a start. Violating the fourth amendment with the NSA would be another. Making himself a legislature of one is treason.
He also told lies that did far more harm to people in the United States and all over the world. “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.”
He is still lying to promote Obamacare. People are losing fortunes because of those lies. People are losing their health because of those lies.
Kevin Trudeau was sent to prison for publishing a diet book with advice that allegedly doesn’t work.
John Seiler writes at LewRockwell.com that he followed advice from Trudeau’s books to stop getting heartburn and to stop suffering from arthritis.
I didn’t like everything about Kevin’s books. He pushed Scientology and new-age therapies. But hey, I’m a big boy. I can decide these things for myself.
As to his past criminal activity, according to Wikipedia:
After being incarcerated for fraud in the early 1990s, Trudeau joined a multi-level marketing firm, Nutrition for Life. The firm was successful until the Attorney General of Illinois charged that it was running a pyramid scheme. Trudeau and Nutrition for Life settled cases brought by the state of Illinois, and seven other U.S. states, for US$185,000.
But there’s a big difference between actually ripping people off with a Bernie Madoff-style pyramid scheme, and selling a book.
AP reported: “U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman blasted the 50-year-old Trudeau before the sentencing, saying that for decades he ‘steadfastly attempted to cheat others for his own personal gain.’ Guzman called Trudeau ‘deceitful to the core.’”
Again, the judge didn’t distinguish between the pyramid scheme early in Trudeau’s career, and selling a book. And again, why don’t federal prosecutors arrest President Obama and almost all members of Congress for promoting the ultimate pyramid scheme, Socialist Security?
Trudeau recommended a procedure for losing weight that some people claimed didn’t work. How often does dietary advice in a new diet book not work? How often to authors get prosecuted, convicted, and sentenced to ten years in prison?
People complained because they paid thirty dollars for Trudeau’s book. Seiler points out that he bought Barack Obama’s The Audacity of Hope the same year. Is a judge going to throw the author in jail for defrauding the people?
It is noteworthy that, thanks to Trudeau, Seiler stopped needing his expensive arthritis medication or his dangerous acid reflux medicine.
What’s really behind this, of course, is Big Parma’s symbiotic relationship with Big Government. Because I paid $30 for Kevin’s “More Natural Cures Revealed,” I cost Big Pharma already thousands of dollars.
And Big Government doesn’t like independent medical advice, either, because then we don’t need Obamacare or whatever new scheme Republicans will devise to “repeal and replace” it.
Free Kevin Trudeau!