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Jay Jones

© Lauren Greenfield

Jay Jones, a 62-year old Oklahoman who had a net worth between 500 million and 1 billion dollars, conspired to defraud investors and is paying the price. An ordinary guy in many ways, he got rich quick, but not nearly as fast as he lost everything.
He is now serving 5 years in federal prison, the result of a plea bargain. In the months prior to going to jail, Jones arranges his business and home affairs and says goodbye to his wife (who he divorced prior to their 40th anniversary in an attempt to safeguard her assets) then surrenders himself to the prison that is his new home. He admits acting unethically but cannot accept his new identity as a criminal.

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