Kevin Trudeau pours his heart out in effort to stay out of jail, to no avail
As I write this, serial scammer Kevin Trudeau is headed back to jail, despite his efforts to convince the courts that he had purged himself of the civil contempt charges that landed him there. According to Kim Janssen at the Chicago Sun-Times, this morning's hearing was "fractious."
“If I’m incarcerated tonight my question is what specifically can I do to prove that . . . there are no assets,” an indignant Trudeau said, before he was led away by court security officers.Trudeau was allowed to travel to the DC area yesterday (October 21) for his fundraising event, and so far I haven't heard any word on how that went or how much he was able to raise.* But while Kevin was at the Holiday Inn Old Town in Alexandria, Virginia, presumably preaching to his flock about how much money they need to give him, his lawyers were filing desperate, last-minute papers saying that he has met the conditions to purge the latest civil contempt, so he shouldn't have to go back to jail. There are a whole lot of histrionics in them thar docs.
But the FTC's lawyers filed a statement and exhibits saying he is full of crap and should go to jail. Histrionics there too, if one is to be perfectly honest.
And for now, anyway, the FTC prevails.
There's still nothing new on the criminal case docket; I assume that's going forward as scheduled, with the jury trial set to begin on November 4.
But the civil case saw quite a bit of activity, as evidenced in the links above.
I personally don't think Katie belongs in a cage. I've said that before. But that's where he'll be, for a while, anyway. He's due back in court on Thursday, October 24, and we'll see what happens from there.
By the way, ABC7 also reported on the new court docs yesterday. One can appreciate Chuck Goudie's rather snarky tone in this article; he's a man after my own heart.
* I did hear that the big event, the GIN Family Reunion in DC, only had about 800 attendees, but they were apparently very enthusiastic attendees and they seem convinced that one way or the other, the GINtanic will sail on, even without Kevin. One person who attended was giddy with excitement on Facebook the other night, and I didn't know whether to be happy for him or feel sorry for him. I've seen that post-event high too many times, fueled by too many scammy hustledorks, and I know the high is what keeps people coming back. But the almost inevitable hangover can be a real bitch.