"I hired the commonwealth's former inspector general to
ascertain what was really going on
"I cooperated with the attorney general's investigation, including turning over thousands of subpoenaed e-mails that my attorneys picked and chose to implicate others and not me-- even though some of them,
"I urged some 200 employees to cooperate fully with the investigation, and appointed them lawyers, answerable to me, who kept a very close watch over what they told investigators.
"I fired several high-ranking employees -- most of whom later were charged by state prosecutors thanks to the evidence and testimony that I handed them -- after evidence of their misconduct was
"The column correctly notes that Brett Cott is providing selective e-mails (which I accidentally turned over to prosecutors) to the media. Cott, whom I fired, is facing 42 criminal counts, with a possible penalty of 272 years in prison and $575,000 in fines
"When a small group of employees decides to steal from the company, the last person they tell is the boss, which in this case is the taxpayers. We'll let the courts, with the evidence I provided and witnesses counseled by my lawyers, decide my version of the truth.
"Bill DeWeese "
Tsk, tsk, taxpayer-funded spin doctors! Try to be more careful next time.