Over the course of my public career I have done my best to represent my district and the citizens of Baltimore with honesty and dedication. I intend to continue to do so while this matter is dealt with in a court of law. I wish to extend my thanks, gratitude and appreciation to my family, friends and others who have expressed their support. You have given me the strength and determination to weather this storm. This indictment is only a charge, not proof and I ask that any judgment be reserved until all the facts are proceeded in Court. I have complete faith in our system of justice. I am confident that justice will be achieved in this case and I will be exonerated of these charges.