- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 22, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - The Federal Trade Commission has a plan to issue refunds to more than 800,000 customers who bought a now imprisoned television pitchman’s weight-loss book.

U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman on Tuesday approved plans to send checks to purchasers of Kevin Trudeau’s “The Weight Loss Cure ‘They’ Don’t Want You to Know About.” The agency will use an address list turned over by Trudeau.

Court filings indicate consumers would receive about $11 each in a first round of checks. If they cash the check, they’ll get more money.

The money will come from the approximately $8 million in Trudeau assets recovered by a receiver after Trudeau failed to pay a $37.6 million civil penalty levied by Gettleman in 2007.

Gettleman gave attorneys for Trudeau until October to file any objections to the plan.


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