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FILE - This Feb. 18, 2010 file photo shows television pitchman Kevin Trudeau talking with a member of his legal team at federal court in Chicago. Trudeau who is accused of misleading viewers about his weight-loss books during late-night infomercials is bound for jail again for failing to pay a $37 million civil judgment. The federal judge overseeing Trudeau's case ruled recently that U.S. Marshals would take the 50-year-old into custody following a Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 status hearing in Chicago. (AP Photo/Sun-Times Media, John Kim)  MANDATORY CREDIT, MAGS OUT
FILE - This Feb. 18, 2010 file photo shows television pitchman Kevin Trudeau talking with a member of his legal team at federal court in Chicago. Trudeau who is accused of misleading viewers about his weight-loss books during late-night infomercials is bound for jail again for failing to pay a $37 million civil judgment. The federal judge overseeing Trudeau's case ruled recently that U.S. Marshals would take the 50-year-old into custody following a Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 status hearing in Chicago. (AP Photo/Sun-Times Media, John Kim) MANDATORY CREDIT, MAGS OUT
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(AP) A federal judge has rejected an impassioned plea from a television pitchman, ordering U.S. Marshals to jail Kevin Trudeau for failing to pay a $37 million civil judgment.


Judge Robert Gettleman ordered Trudeau be locked up during a Tuesday hearing in Chicago. And then, just before the hearing ended, the 50-year-old Trudeau stood up and asked if he could address the court.


The Federal Trade Commission says Trudeau misled viewers about his weight-loss books. It also balked at Trudeau's claims that he's penniless.


But striking a tone of desperation in court, Trudeau denied he's hidden any assets, repeatedly telling the judge he didn't know what more he could do to prove that.


After the 10-minute statement though, Gettleman said simply, "My order stands."


Two marshals then led Trudeau away.


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