Ex-Senator Jeff Smith: campaign lie landed me in jail

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Jeff Smith was a state senator and a squeaky clean underdog candidate for Congress. But a small campaign lie turned into a federal investigation, and Jeff was sent to prison.

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He later discovered that his best friend was secretly recording their conversations for the investigators. Jeff talks about his outsider status in prison, his new job as a college professor and blogger - and how his trust in others has been permanently dented.
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Taken from the latest edition of The State We're In - Faking It.

View a documentary on Jeff’s story: Snag Films - Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore? (USA only).

Jeff Smith's article in the blog “The Recovering Politician”.