Book by Former La. Commissioner on the Shelves

November 30, 2004

Nearly two years after he served a six-month prison sentence, former Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Brown has completed a book chronicling the case that put him behind bars—and is continuing to maintain his innocence, the Associated Press reported.

A federal jury convicted Brown in October 2000 for lying to an FBI agent about the liquidation of a failed insurance company, making Brown the third consecutive Louisiana insurance commissioner to go to federal prison.

He completed his prison sentence in April 2003 and is on probation until 2005.

Brown said that he will start a book tour soon that will take him around the state for book signings, beginning in Shreveport and continuing for about a month. He’s working on a second book about his time at the federal prison camp in Oakdale.

A former Louisiana Secretary of State, Brown was acquitted on 43 charges of fraud, conspiracy and witness tampering in the case and argues he couldn’t properly defend himself against the false statement charges because he was unable to see the FBI agent’s handwritten notes.

The title of his book? “Justice Denied.”

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