kevintrudeauAuthor Kevin Trudeau has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for cheating consumers by making false claims about his book in infomercials to promote his bestselling book The Weight Loss Cure ‘They’ Don’t Want You to Know About.

The Guardian has the story: “Trudeau’s weight-loss book describes a gruelling, 500-calorie-a-day diet, as well as hormone treatments. The deception, Guzman explained, came in Trudeau’s infomercials, which misrepresented the contents of the book as laying out ‘a simple, no hunger … diet-free method of losing weight’ that enticed more people to buy the book.”

The Federal Trade Commission brought a civil suit against Trudeau over the book, and he was ordered to pay $37 million.