TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau convicted on contempt charges

CHICAGO, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau was found guilty of criminal contempt Tuesday for making misleading claims about his weight-loss book on television, prosecutors said.

Weight-loss guru jailed for failing to come clean about assets

CHICAGO, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Chicago told a weight-loss guru Wednesday he will stay behind bars until he turns over his assets to pay millions of dollars in fines.

Author of best-selling diet book jailed for violating court orders

CHICAGO, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Chicago jailed the author of a best-selling diet book Wednesday for continuing to spend freely while facing a $38 million fine.

Late-night pitchman Trudeau avoids jail

CHICAGO, July 27 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Chicago said late-night television pitchman Kevin Trudeau could avoid jail if he helped find assets to repay people he duped.

Kevin Trudeau could face jail time

CHICAGO, July 12 (UPI) -- TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau who, was ordered off TV almost a decade ago, could face jail time for failing to pay a $37.6 million fine, court officials said.

Hassoun gets 23 years in prison for Wrigley Field bomb plot

CHICAGO, May 30 (UPI) -- A Chicago man who thought the backpack he left near Wrigley Field contained a bomb was sentenced Thursday to 23 years in federal prison.

Chicago-area sex trafficker gets life

CHICAGO, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Former suburban Chicago massage parlor owner Alex Campbell was sentenced Monday to life in federal prison without parole for sex trafficking and related crimes.

Infomercial pitchman Trudeau fined $37.6M

CHICAGO, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Infomercial pitchman Kevin Trudeau says he'll challenge a U.S. appeals court decision upholding a $37.6 million fine against him for making deceptive claims.

Ill. public school silent time reinstated

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A suburban Chicago girl and her outspoken atheist father said they'd appeal an injunction's removal that returned a moment of silence to state public schools.

Ill. moment of silence law takes effect

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Illinois education officials notified local school districts Friday they can start beginning the school day with a "moment of silence."

Soccer coach gets 50 years for child porn

CHICAGO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- An Illinois paramedic and soccer coach was sentenced to 50 years in prison for making child pornography after a judge found evidence he molested boys.

Infomercial pitchman avoids jail time

CHICAGO, May 21 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court in Chicago threw out a 60-day jail sentence given to infomercial salesman Kevin Trudeau for contempt of court.

Infomercial pitchman wins jail reprieve

CHICAGO, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- An infomercial pitchman whose supporters bombarded a Chicago judge with hundreds of e-mails has won a temporary reprieve from jail, his lawyer says.

Chicago Police official told to give names

CHICAGO, March 5 (UPI) -- Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis faces federal contempt of court charges unless he provides the names of officers with at least five civilian complaints.

No moment of silence for Ill. students

CHICAGO, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Illinois ruled a state law requiring students to observe a moment of silence is unconstitutional.
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Robert William Gettleman (born May 5, 1943) is a United States federal judge.

Gettleman was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey and moved with his family to Miami, Florida at a young age. Gettleman received a B.S./B.A. from Boston University in 1965. He received a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 1968. He was a Staff law clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit in 1968. He was a law clerk, Hon. Latham Castle, U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit from 1968 to 1969. He was a Law clerk, Hon. Luther Swygert, U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit in 1970.

Gettleman was in private practice of law in Chicago, Illinois from 1970 to 1994. He joined the firm of D'Ancona & Pflaum as an associate in the firm's litigation department in 1970, and became a partner in 1974. He remained with the firm until being appointed to the federal bench.

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