For thirty-two years, Jim Brown was one of Louisiana's most popular and well-respected public officials. His world changed dramatically in 1999, when just four weeks before his re-election as Insurance Commissioner, he was blind-sided with a fifty-six count indictment involving insurance fraud. This extraordinary memoir is his personal account of his fight against the Justice Department in an effort to clear his name.
With unrivaled flair for anecdote and a deep understanding of Louisiana politics, Brown describes a fascinating cast of characters that were elected to lead Louisiana during the last thirty years. Written with eloquence, this book will become a classic of how one individual was unjustly prosecuted and persecuted by the federal judicial system.