Weight loss charlatan banned from infomercials temporarily


Kevin Trudeau, author of the book "The Weight Loss Cure 'They' Don't Want You to Know About," has been banned from participating in infomercials for the next three years. In addition to this punishment, a judge has ordered him to give up over $5 million in profits from the book. And amazingly, this is Trudeau's second time being found in contempt of court in recent years.

In 2004, Trudeau was order to stop misrepresenting the content of his books in infomercials. A judge said that he was misleading consumers, making them think the weight loss book would give them an easy method that would let them eat whatever they wanted to after they were done. Except the diet wasn't simple; it required colonics by a licensed practitioner and injection of a human growth hormone, and it never really ended. Dieters really couldn't eat whatever they wanted, because the book said they should only eat organic food and avoid brand name foods, fast food, and meals at chain restaurants.