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Trudeau's 'Fanciful Explanations' Fail In Appealing Contempt Conviction

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

An appeals court upholds former diet pitch man Kevin Trudeau's 10-year sentence for violating a consent decree on fraudulent health claims he made in infomercials. Trudeau said he misinterpreted the decree as allowing statements of opinion in his infomercials because they are protected by the First Amendment.

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