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Barefoot partner steps in it

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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Coral calcium marketer Kevin Trudeau was found in contempt of court by a Chicago federal court June 29 for violating a 2003 preliminary injunction barring him from promoting false ad claims. FTC established evidence to the court's satisfaction that Trudeau continued to disseminate a letter and infomercial making the claims. The court ordered Trudeau to cease all marketing of coral calcium products and reserves imposing further remedial measures pending a meeting with the parties. FTC initially charged Trudeau, partner Robert Barefoot and their businesses for making claims that coral calcium cures cancer and other diseases last June (1"The Tan Sheet" June 16, 2003, p. 15). Barefoot and two of his firms reached a stipulated settlement in January (2"The Tan Sheet" Jan. 26, 2004, p. 10)...
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