As he imposed the sentence prosecutors had requested, U.S. District
Judge Ronald Guzman portrayed the 50-year-old Trudeau as a habitual
fraudster going back to his early adulthood. So brazen was Trudeau, the
judge said, he once even used his own mother's Social Security number in
"Since his 20s, he has steadfastly attempted to cheat others for his
own gain," Guzman said, adding that Trudeau is "deceitful to the very
Trudeau, whose trademark dyed black hair turned partially gray as he
awaited sentencing in jail, showed little emotion as the stiff sentence
was handed down at the hearing in Chicago.
Addressing the judge earlier in a 10-minute statement, Trudeau
apologized and said he's become a changed man. He said he's meditated,
prayed and read self-help books while locked up at Chicago's
Metropolitan Correctional Center.
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