Monday, April 20, 2009
Twenty-Nine Days Until My Release From Taft Federal Prison Camp
Yes, that is correct! We are now into the twenties, and the time continues to pass. Now that I’ve announced the imminent release of Lessons From Prison, I’m more excited than ever. To further advance the project, I’ll continue using these blogs to refine my marketing efforts.
Yesterday I wrote a draft letter of the type that I intend to send attorneys. Today I’m thinking about steps I can take to advise individuals who may have been targeted by the criminal justice system for prosecution. If those individuals struggle with white-collar type charges, I can assume they suffer with the same anxieties that plagued me when I learned that I had become a target for prosecution.
As I describe in Lessons From Prison, I made many bad decisions in the beginning on account of my refusing to acknowledge that I had broken any laws. The choices I made resulted in seven-figure costs that could have been avoided; the loss of my freedom that could have been avoided; and an enormous amount of stress that I put my family through. By sharing these experiences with others, I know that I can spare them some of the pain.
I expect to find prospective clients by data mining national publications. When I find individuals who have been indicted for white-collar crimes, I intend to contact them with a letter as follows:
“Dear Client’s Name:
My name is Justin M. Paperny and I feel confident that I can offer assistance to you. I have extensive experience navigating through the criminal justice system. To validate such a claim, I direct you to my daily blog at JustinPaperny.com, where I wrote about daily experiences as a federal prisoner.
I served an 18-month sentence as a consequence of a single count of securities fraud. I am a graduate of USC and I had built a thriving career as a stockbroker at Bear Stearns and UBS. Interactions with my partner and a client who operated a Ponzi scheme, were at the nexus of my conviction. The conviction resulted in settlement agreements with the SEC, proceedings through the criminal justice system, and imprisonment.
Had I spoken with a consultant, I could have made better decisions. Such guidance would have saved me hundreds of thousands of dollars and potentially the aggravation of confinement. If you would like, I’d be happy to send a copy of my book, Lessons From Prison to help you through this time of difficulty. Please contact me at JPaperny@mac.com or contact my cell at (818)424-4220.
With hopes that I hear from you, I send my condolences to you and your loved ones during these challenging times. Take heart, however, for strength lies within you to emerge successfully as I did.