In this episode, Brian Beckcom speaks with former Tarrant County prosecutor Jake Banks about his involvement in an international drug-smuggling conspiracy, his imprisonment abroad, and his path to redemption.
Jake Banks tried 45 criminal trials in his first year as a prosecutor and won every single case except his first case.
Next thing he knew, Jake was imprisoned in solitary confinement 23 hours a day in a prison in France. After spending two years in solitary confinement, Jake overcame his self-destructive nature and found personal and professional success.
Jake then wrote and published “Lawyer X,” a story about the many missteps that landed him in a foreign prison and his road towards redemption.
This is a story about how money can indeed be the root of all evil, and it is also a story about how a human being can redeem himself even after hitting absolutely rock bottom.