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Across the Universe with Cosmic Connie, aka Connie L. Schmidt...or maybe just through the dung-filled streets and murky swamps of pop culture -- more specifically, the New-Age/New-Wage crowd, pop spirituality & religion, pop psychology, self(ish)-help, business babble, media silliness, & related (or occasionally unrelated) matters of consequence. Hope you're wearing boots. (By the way, the "Cosmic" bit in my moniker is IRONIC.)

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Kevin Trudeau update: Katie is free...indefinitely, maybe

My little graphic for my previous post was even more prescient than I realized.
This came in just a while ago from our intrepid reporter Phil Rogers at NBC5 Chicago, and was confirmed by popping on to PACER to see the FTC crying, "Uncle!" (See graphic above; click to enlarge.)
Infomercial king Kevin Trudeau has the United States Congress to thank for his freedom.
By shutting down the government, lawmakers have also shut down the federal lawyers attempting to throw Trudeau in jail.
Today, those attorneys for the Federal Trade Commission reluctantly told Judge Robert Gettleman that because of the government shutdown, they have no money to pursue the case against Trudeau. Because of that, they asked that a scheduled Oct. 4 hearing be indefinitely postponed.
For Trudeau, the delay could not come at a better time...
...For now, it appears Trudeau has a temporary ticket to the outside world...
At least until the criminal trial, which is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's office... but that too may be postponed. Indefinitely. (Although it seems, for now, that things are proceeding as if it's really going to happen on schedule.)

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Anonymous mirele said...

I liked the picture on the story. It showed Trudeau in front of a couple of large trash bins.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 10:31:00 PM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

LOL, Mirele. I noticed that too. It appeared that he wasn't exactly sauntering out the front door of the court building like someone who wanted to be seen by the world.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013 12:21:00 PM  

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