Notorious TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau was sentenced to 10 years behind bars at a federal prison on Monday.

Kevin Trudeau Sentenced

Trudeau, 51, received a court order in 2004 that prohibited him from participating in the types of adds through which he’d made fortune – ones that willfully misled the consumer and misrepresented the products at hand. The order also compelled Trudeau to not misrepresent his weight-loss books.

In November of last year, Trudeau was convicted of criminal contempt by a jury. His offenses took place between 2006 and 2007, when he appeared in three infomercials for one of his weight-loss books. According to the U.S. attorney, the ads put him in violation of his 2004 court order, and blatantly strayed from the facts, reported CNN.

During the sentencing hearing on Monday, Judge Ronald Guzman said, “Since the age of 25, [Trudeau] has attempted to cheat others for his own personal gain.”

Trudeua plans to file an appeal on his conviction and sentencing, his lawyer, Tom Kirsch, told CNN.

– Chelsea Regan

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