Majority Whip Bill DeWeese has gone on the defensive after having some nasty e-mails released yesterday.
"Let's call this what it is: a desperate attempt by the criminal defendants to try their case in the media by cherry-picking documents they received in discovery and leaking them to the media. Prosecutors made their charging decisions based on the totality of the evidence over a two-year period, which included thousands of e-mails and other documents that we turned over to them and the sworn testimony of hundreds of witnesses whom we urged to cooperate," DeWeese said.
DeWeese added, "It would be inappropriate to comment on individual documents that the criminal defendants have chosen to publicize. We have nothing further to say because this is a pending criminal prosecution."
DeWeese is absolutely wrong. The fact that Cott is facing up to 272 years in prison is not good news for DeWeese. Cott has nothing to hide anymore. He's been charged and he's awaiting a sentence. The only thing that Cott wants is to try and cut a few years off his sentence. Giving AG Tom Corbett misleading information doesn't help Cott's cause at all.