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Trudeau Sentenced to 30 Days
Feb 17, 2010, 2:18 PM

Trudeau (above) was sentenced to 30 days in jail for asking fans to e-mail a federal judge. (Photo by Jerry Forsyth)
Kevin Trudeau appears to be headed to jail, after a federal judge sentenced the infomercial king to 30 days for contempt of court.

U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman called Trudeau founder of the International Pool Tour into last week to answer why he asked fans to contact the judge directly. Gettleman is the judge presiding over a case brought against Trudeau by the Federal Trade Commission. Gettleman had previously ruled Trudeau in contempt in that case and ordered him to pay a fine of $37 million.

On Wednesday afternoon, in the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse in Chicago, Gettleman ordered that Trudeau to 30 days in jail and forfeit a $50,000 bond he posted last week.