Unseen Risks In White-Collar Crime Cases

Thirteen years ago today, before my speaking event at The FBI Academy, Paul Bertrand, the FBI agent who arrested me and invited me to speak, asked me, “Why didn’t you prepare sooner?”

In this live YouTube video, I discuss the events that unfolded after the FBI showed up at my door, my flawed approach to hiring a defense attorney, and my bad choices after learning that I was the target. I emphasize that confronting your situation head-on can lead to a lighter sentence, preserved resources, and an easier experience for those who love and support you.

Consider these questions:

  1. What’s holding you back from preparing for the lifelong consequences that follow a conviction?
  2. Why assume there’s plenty of time to prepare?
  3. Do you know anyone who succeeded by delaying preparation?


Justin Paperny


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