|Photo: Michael Jarecki, AP|
The case of author and radio show host Kevin Trudeau is one that raises questions about free speech, business, law and natural health.
Trudeau has been jailed since last November when he was convicted of criminal contempt by jurors for defying a 2004 court order preventing him from running alleged false ads about his book, The Weight Loss Cure 'They' Don't Want You to Know About. After the order, prosecutors said the informercials were run over 32,000 times.
Prosecutors fought for a prison sentence of at least 10 years, saying they couldn't think of another case where someone cheated people so 'brazenly.' In another filing they called him an "uncontrollable huckster" who would probably try to defraud his prison mates.