nomis5 - 1:01 pm on Nov 20, 2012 (gmt 0)
Should a person write a truth in the reconsideration request?
Don't assume that G knows you bought those links. Don't tell the truth, that will only 100% confirm that your site is dodgy.
Just apply for reconsideration - mention the removed links and leave it at that. The truth is often worse than a lie!