Judge rejects author’s claim of censorship

Can you believe a guy who served two years in federal prison for credit-card fraud in the early 1990s and was sued by the Illinois attorney general over an alleged pyramid marketing scheme would try to sell a book on late night TV that is “misleading”? The Albany Times Union says the Consumer Protection Board, a NY state agency that guards against consumer fraud, threatened to ask television stations not to air the program, or to broadcast a warning before and after the infomercial.
Crying censorship, Trudeau sued.

In a short hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Albany, Judge Gary Sharpe declined to issue an order restraining the state from mailing such letters. Sharpe said the state already had complied with the plaintiff’s earlier request to give three days’ notice before mailing the letters, making a restraining order moot.