Kevin Trudeau is a longtime TV pitchman famous for selling the public secrets that "THEY" don't want you to know. For example, THEY don't want you to know that Kevin Trudeau is a fraud who is now in jail.

A judge in Chicago yesterday jailed Trudeau for contempt for lying about the contents of his weight loss book. Like what? From the Chicago Tribune:

The controversy surrounding Trudeau's hit book, "The Weight Loss Cure 'They' Don't Want You to Know About," has raged since 2004 when the FTC imposed a consent decree banning Trudeau from misrepresenting its contents. Regulators said he violated the order a few years later with infomercials claiming the book was filled with "easy" techniques when it actually called for prescription injections of a hormone found only in pregnant women, a month of colon hydrotherapy and a 500-calorie-per-day diet regimen.

We can only hope that this marks the beginning of a prosecutorial effort which will leave most diet book authors and TV pitchmen in jail.

The paper notes that one of the fans of the professional con artist "likened Trudeau to South African civil rights leader Nelson Mandela." What THEY don't want you to know: they are alike in the sense that both of them have spent time in jail. That's about it.

Remember, desperate unhealthy Americans: the best things in life are free.