Months after release from federal prison, TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau could face jail again
TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau leaves the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse on Nov. 30, 2022, in Chicago, after a hearing where the FTC alleged he's still hiding assets overseas. - Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune/TNS

CHICAGO — TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau was warned years ago by a federal judge that a 10-year prison sentence for contempt wasn’t going to magically erase the whopping $37.6 million civil penalty he still owes for lying about his controversial weight-loss book. “He told me he was broke when he had hundreds of millions of dollars going through his hands,” U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman said back in 2015. “When he gets out, we’re going to be going right back into this.” Now, months after Trudeau was released from federal prison, he could soon find himself back behind bars afterFederal Trade C...