Why Kevin Trudeau's GIN lost its soul
Updates and minor revisions appear below in Halloween orange. ~CC
It's no longer new news that serial scammer Kevin Trudeau is doing the old in-and-out-and-in-and-out routine -- in and out of jail, that is. As reported on the update to this Whirled post the other day, and in mainstream news media pieces all over the Interwebs for the past several days, Katie was uncaged on Monday the 28th, the better to help the court-appointed receiver search for True-dough's hidden assets, in much the same way, I imagine, that O.J. Simpson helped the authorities search for his dead wife's real killer. Judge Robert Gettleman also said he felt that an uncaged Katie would be in a better position to prepare for his criminal trial, which starts this coming Monday, November 4.
There will be another hearing in the civil case (the one which involves the receiver and the latest incarceration interludes) on November 21. The criminal trial may or may not still be going on by then; it is expected to take two to three weeks. Judge Gettleman has warned Katie that if it comes out again that he has not cooperated with the receiver, he'll wind up right back in jail, no matter how the criminal case comes out.
I was originally planning to devote today's blog post to a recap of the latest court case doings, and I was going to give you some handy, accessible Scribd.com links to all of the documents. Oh, my goodness, I was going to be such a conscientious and balanced and responsible blogger, all in the service of being a useful source of information for those of you who are not on Facebook. But I think all of that is going to have to wait till tomorrow, because today I am so stunned by an amazing seekrit that was recently revealed that I can scarcely concentrate enough to even write this post.
What rocked my Whirled and shook me to my very core was a recent (yesterday-ish) conversation on Facebook. It has finally been revealed why Katie's greatest scam of all, the Global Information Network (GIN), is failing. The real reason is not that GIN was a scummy scam from the beginning and that it was a personal piggy bank for Katie. No, actually it was a noble club. But it lost its very essence when Katie's ex-b.f.f. and alt-health spokes-quack, Mocktor Loony Coldwell, left GIN.
But let me let you read for yourself. The second panel is where the gold is. As usual, click to enlarge.
So there you have it. Loony was the very soul of GIN, rather than just the diseased scrotum of Scamworld. Also, in this conversation it seems that he's taking a little of Abe's glory away, although he does still say that Abe "brought the conman (Kevin) down" all by his lonesome. Apparently the FTC, SEC, et al. didn't know anything about Kevin's wrongdoings till Abe said something.
Notice too that True-dough's ex marketing guy, Peter Wink, pipes in with yet another promo for the IMBS-ing U Master Baiter's Society. The scavengers are circling, circling, circling... But Peter is perhaps the most persistent, desperately pimping for Loony's cheap GIN ripoff.
For those who are interested, here is a direct link to the GIN member-and-downline conference call referenced in the conversation. As my friend Mike said, put on your boots for this one. These folks seem to be in denial, even at the same time they are grudgingly acknowledging that GIN is in serious trouble (interestingly, though, they don't seem to support GIN member Perry Kiraly's new Stand With GIN campaign, mentioned on this post). On his contention that the remaining GIN members are in denial, I agree with Abe. But only on that point. Obviously I do not agree that he and Loony are bastions of "truth" about GIN or Trudeau. And the whole IMBS-ing U scam is definitely a case of jumping out of the frying pan into the fire, as the aforementioned Mike also noted.
Here's my pal Bernie with his own commentary about Loony's latest grand delusion.
I promise I'll be back within the next couple of days with some more actual updates and useful information... or maybe even a blog post about something else besides Kevin Trudeau and his Loony legacy. It's about time I get back to those Access lunatics, for instance. So many scams, so little time...
For now, and in celebration of Halloween -- which fits right in with Loony Coldwell's whole "GIN is like a body without a soul" meme -- here's a playlist of songs with a zombie theme. I've shared 'em before on Facebook but here they are again. Enjoy!
- I Walked With a Zombie by
- Mama Loi Papa Loi by Exuma
- Zombie by The Cranberries
- Zombie Jamboree by
It was a Zombie Jamboree
Took place in a ship on the deep blue sea...
…They were dancing back to back and belly to belly
Said, I don’t give a damn ’cause I’m brainwashed already…
On the other hand, the back-to-back butt-bump dancing thing sounds more like a Loony Coldwell Chumpions event than a GIN party.
Anyway, Happy Halloween to all of you. Have fun, be safe, and watch out for pimps-n-hos. Particularly the scary kind.