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.

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