SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade
Commission (FTC) announced that it will mail a total of $6.3 million in checks
to consumers who purchased “The Weight Loss Cure 'They' Don’t Want You to Know
About” by Kevin Trudeau.
A federal judge ordered Trudeau to pay consumers millions of
dollars in 2009 after he allegedly misrepresented the book’s content. Since then, Trudeau
has fought the FTC, claiming to have no money and hindering any efforts to find
the money. He has pleaded the Fifth in a court proceeding and has once been jailed
for not cooperating. A court-appointed receiver eventually located a portion of
the money, which the FTC will now use to repay consumers.
Consumers should deposit the money within 60 days of the
checks’ mailing dates. If the FTC is able to locate additional money in the
future, it will also provide that to victimized consumers. The FTC notes that
it never requires consumers to pay any money or provide any information before
refund checks can be cashed.