This new segment is going to be devoted to the exposing of "Shams, Scams, and Shady Schemes." And to start this off I'm going to be writing about, in the words of Assistant U.S. Attorney April Perry, "a habitual liar and fraudster". This "fraudster" is none other than Kevin Trudeau. Many know him because of his books or his many infomercials. I always kind of liked him. I mean, he was not bad looking, was a nice talker and seemed to connect with you, even going out of his way to help you. Aah, the description of a true scammer, a real fraudster. You know, looks great, sounds great, feels great... too good to be true! I think snakes are kind of fascinating, but I wouldn't want to get bitten by one!
He was convicted of fraud, larceny, and contempt of court. In other words: lying and deceiving the public, and defi-ance of the courts (disregarding fines, orders, and judgments). Well, the sentencing came down in March, and Trudeau made one last "pitch" to a one-man audience... U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman.
Trudeau, being true to his character, was sounding remorseful and hyping up his own humility and contrition, all to no avail. That's because the judge wasn't buying any of it. Judge Guzman said that Trudeau was "deceitful to the very core". He was sentenced to 10 years in jail. It's easy to be sorry when you're caught and even easier to be sorry when you're convicted. But it's easiest to be sorry when you're being sentenced!