Mary Beth Buchanan, US Attorney:
"I'm absolutely confident that it was the right prosecution to bring. This case has never been about anything other than criminal violations. This was a use of county resources -- a use of our taxpayer dollars -- for private gain. That's fraud, that's crime, and this case was worth bringing. And the evidence that we had at the time -- that we thought we had at the time -- would have supported those charges."
"He wasn't acquitted of anything; I mean it was a hung jury. So, six jurors were set to convict and six were not. However, everybody in our society is innocent until proven guilty. So, you know, as we stand today, he's still innocent. But I don't believe that, you know, having to do this all over again -- even with the tremendous criticism that has been dumped on this office -- I still believe that a crime was committed here and there was evidence to support that, and I would have brought this case. So, if I could have a do-over, I'd still bring the case."
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