Kevin Trudeau: justice delayed...again
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Looks like KT blew off his hearing with the FTC, but they are cool with that, they asked him if maybe he wouldn't mind making an appointment with them on Dec 5th, if it isn't too much trouble for him of course. They understand how busy he is scamming gullible people, they wouldn't want to impose on him. Guess what, he's not a fugitive, there is no jail time pending and nobody on either side of this case seems to care about it as much as the victims of KT's scams.
~ Tim Donohoe, on a Facebook forum
Yeah, what my friend Tim said. As many may know by now, the latest development in the saga of Kevin Trudeau v the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is that there is yet another continuance, this time until December 5, 2012, at 10:00 AM. Trudeau is reportedly still in Switzerland, but all projections and speculations and excited buzz about his being a "fugitive" are apparently off base. Contrary to what I had been previously told (and I did actually ask, though apparently I didn't ask the right people), Trudeau is not required to be present at these scheduled hearings involving this civil case.
A criminal contempt case has been looming over his head in regard to this case -- that seems to be the part he's specifically fighting, in addition to that $37.6 million fine -- but essentially it is a civil case and, even though the fugitive scenario would make a more interesting story, at this point he simply is not officially a fugitive from justice. Since he has not been forbidden to travel outside the U.S., he is free to stay in Switzerland for the time being and continue to push his Global Information Network (GIN) scam throughout Europe and beyond.
Here's one of the bits that bothers me about that latest docket entry:
Trudeau's Motion to Strike Mora Declaration (Doc. 500) is granted in part. The court strikes and will ignore the portions of the Mora declaration that contain improper argument.What parts of Mora's argument will be considered "improper," I wonder? The bit about alleged money laundering in the casino? Or one of numerous other suspicious activities outlined in recent FTC briefs? (See link in next paragraph.) I breathlessly await the answer to that question.
And in case you are wondering who Mora is, that would be one Michael P. Mora, Attorney for the Plaintiff, the Federal Trade Commission. You can see one of the relevant recent documents (10/15/12) here: http://saltydroid.info/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Kevin-Trudeau-Fake-Poor.pdf
Not being a legal eagle, I wondered what a "sur-reply" is, so I looked it up. Here is what I found:
Well, that clears things up! It sounds to me like just more b.s. and paper shuffling and stalling. This could go on indefinitely, and probably will.Sur-reply is an additional reply to a motion filed after the motion has already been fully briefed. For example, a legal document such as a motion is filed by one party (filing party) requesting the court to enter an order. The other party (responding party) responds to the motion. The filing party then replies to the responding party's response. Some courts allow the responding party to file a sur-reply to the filing party's reply to the responding party's response.
After all, this one case has been going on since 2003. I have in my possession a PDF of the docket from 2003 through October 30, 2012, which was the date that the continuance was granted till November 20, 2012. So far that document is 51 pages long -- 51 pages! -- which, for those who like to keep track of these things, is nearly as long as a 2007 police report for one of Trudeau's most infamous ex-b.f.f.s.
For the past several months, that former b.f.f. has been rooting for Trudeau's arrest and/or the end of GIN, and he has been making constant inaccurate predictions about when it will all occur. His current line, given the most recent round of continuances, is that the FTC is useless, that the American justice system is corrupt, and that he and another ex-KT buddy wasted several months of their precious time cooperating with the FTC in their efforts to get justice for KT's victims (and they apparently include themselves among those vics).
Whenever I see anything from ex-KT buds implying that they are trying to help the real victims of Trudeau's scamming ways, I am reminded of OJ Simpson vowing to find Nicole and Ron's real killer. (Here's a satirical piece on that.) I really wish the ex-KT buds would just cut the crap and admit they are out for themselves and that their agenda is twofold: revenge against their former cash cow (not the noblest of reasons, but understandable), and promotion of their own schemes and scams (not at all noble, and in fact pretty smarmy, in my opinion, particularly since they are targeting those who have already been hurt by GIN).
But then again, what do I know? After all, I am just a neurotic nobody with a need for "artifial" recognition and a Napoleon complex -- a person who has never done anything of substance, and is not even educated or intelligent enough to grasp the big picture on anything in life. Or so says a self-proclaimed expert on these matters, and he has the fake Ph.D.'s in psychology to back his assertions!
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As for Kevin Trudeau, he's a slippery one, as I've noted several times on this blog and on various Facebook forums. There are almost never any neat and tidy endings to these Scamworld sagas. (Salty Droid gives some perspective here and here.)
Admittedly, I too have gotten caught up in the End-Times-for-GIN frenzy. Some of that was a bit premature. But from a larger perspective it doesn't matter. I stand by my original assertions about Kevin Trudeau and GIN, which I have been blogging about since 2009: Trudeau is a serial scammer, GIN is a huge scam, and even if Trudeau continues to get away with this and his many other scams, that is not an exoneration at all. Contrary to what some of Trudeau's most passionate defenders assert, the continued survival of GIN does not prove that Trudeau and GIN are legitimate. The continued survival of GIN, and Trudeau's continued freedom to scam, will be nothing more than another indication that the big, sick machine has plenty of fuel and plenty of strength -- because, unfortunately, there will always be more scammers, more suckers, and more watchdogs who are either unwilling or have been rendered unable to do their jobs.
But jeez... a 51-page docket, just for one civil case against Kevin Trudeau. Knowing Trudeau and his long history of dodgy business dealings, it is reasonable to assume that this is just one of many, many cases against him. So if you've been holding your breath waiting for immediate "justice" in this case, you can start breathing again. And whatever you do, don't listen to the siren songs of the ex-KT buds who pretend to be looking out for your best interests. No matter how much smoke they blow up your a$$ and how enthusiastically they "edify" you, some of these people are, IN MY OPINION, just as bad as, if not worse than, Kevin Trudeau.
More True-dough on this Whirled:
- November 2012: Kevin Trudeau exposé on KSHB-TV: buzz, backlash, and big beginnings
- November 2012: Alien nation: just how crazy is Kevin Trudeau (not to mention his sheeple)?
- November 2012: Kevin Trudeau: KSHB-TV undercover investigation
- November 2012: Kevin Trudeau gets some more mainstream lovin'
- October 2012: Kevin Trudeau: Rats in our heads, GIN down the toilet...and life goes on
- October 2012: Kevin Trudeau: The shape of things to come?
- September 2012: Leonard Coldwell and Fred Van Liew: Pot, meet kettle
- August 2012: Truth is better than GIN any day
- July 2012: Drunk on GIN, and you can too!
- July 2012: Kevin Trudeau's GIN: part of the big sick machine
- July 2012: Independence Daze
- May 2012 (updated September 2012): Paging Dr. C: Bernd bridges in Deutschland?
- May 2012: Can alien DNA save Kevin Trudeau's GIN?
- May 2012: Does a canary with a GIN hangover sing as sweetly?
- April 2012: Viva Lost Wages: Sin City Become GIN City for a weekend
- February 2012: A. Rose by any other name would shill as sweet
- December 2011: True-dough updates: Bad poetry for KT, hate mail for CC
- November 2011: A jumpsuit for Jimmy
- August 2011: First Amendment Stuporhero
- August 2011: Calling all lazy men: let's build a pyramid together!
- August 2011: Everything old is Nouveau again (or, Neo-scam by any other name), Part 1 of 2
- June 2011: Holy Guacamole! True-dough's racist rants
- June 2011: For he's a jolly good felon: True-dough speaks out for Death Ray
- December 2009: Illuminutty: the secret brotherhood of the chronically gullible
- November 2009: How to take over the world
- July 2009: Horse farts and related matters
- January 2009: Mr. Fire meets up with true dough