U.S. TV pitchman Trudeau sentenced to 10 years in prison

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Posted: Mar 17, 2014 5:36 PM

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau, who was convicted last year of criminal contempt for exaggerating the contents of his weight-loss books in infomercials, was sentenced on Monday to 10 years in federal prison by a federal judge.

Trudeau also was sentenced to five years supervised release by U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman in Chicago.

(Reporting by Mary Wisniewski; Editing by Scott Malone)