Lance Armstrong is only the latest public figure forced to make public and sometimes painful confessions.
In 1989, televangelist Jim Bakker was sentenced to 45 years in prison and fined $500,000 for his conviction on eight counts of mail fraud, 15 counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy. He admitted to having "sinned" and later wrote the memoir, "I Was Wrong."
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