"Plea agreements are valuable tools that all prosecutors use."
"If you are an experienced prosecutor sometimes it becomes clear that you take a significant chance of losing a case based on the weakness of the evidence."
THE RODIS CASE
"My main concern in the Rodis case was to try to get some of that money back to the parishioners of St. Judes." "In state court we have no reach outside the state of Virginia and we had to get into the Phillipines to get some of that money that we had alleged had been taken back into Louisa County ... I thought the Federal government was in a better position to do that because they have such great reach."