7th Cir Stays Infomercial Pitchman’s Jail Term for Crashing Judge’s Computer
Posted Feb 18, 2010 6:54 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
A federal appeals court has stayed an infomercial pitchman's 30-day jail term for urging fans to send e-mails that crashed a judge's computer.
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave no reason for the stay, and will hear arguments on Kevin Trudeau's case on Tuesday, reports the Chicago Tribune.
Trudeau showed up at the Dirksen federal courthouse in Chicago today in jeans, ready to go to jail as U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman had ordered, but said he was happy to go home instead. "When it's all done, I'll have a lot to say," he told the newspaper.
Earlier ABAJournal.com posts give more details about the contempt time and the underlying civil case against Trudeau: