In my heart I am innocent, though in reality, I am guilty.
Over a period of time, payments were made to me in return for my influence over Pentagon spending. For that I am sorry.
It’s true that I received $525,000 to pay off a second mortgage on my house. Sorry.
I received an additional $200,000 for a down payment on a Washington area condominium. So sorry.
I was given use of a $140,000 boat which its owner re-christened the “Tripp-Stir.” Sorry about that.
I received $32,508 to buy and repair a Rolls Royce. Sorry.
Someone paid $4,631 for me to spend a weekend at the Greenbrier resort. I don’t know how that happened. Sorry.
Another kind individual spent $2,081 on a graduation party for my daughter. I’m really sorry. Please believe me. I don’t even have a daughter. I’m sorry about that.
Part of my plea deal included this public reckoning and apology. I’m sorry that happened.
I got caught and I’m going to jail. I’m really, really sorry.