“I don’t think any other place in the United States has had such a history of absentee ballot voter fraud,” said Kendall Coffey, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. “Miami has a legacy of lawlessness going back to the 1920s.”
“If the defense had been able to go to trial without a body being discovered, hopes for reasonable doubt might have been compelling. If the body proves to be Caylee, then it immediately becomes an uphill case for the defense,” Kendall Coffey on the murder of Caylee Anthony.
“On the one hand, they obviously want to help legislators get a crook out of office, on the other hand, their responsibility is to try to get this guy behind bars, and that means they’re not likely to want to turn over their witnesses, their evidence, to a political process.” Kendall Coffey on the corruption scandal of Governor Blagojevich.
“Well, it’s very troubling and I think a lot of people are going to be more inclined toward conspiracy theory than coincidence theory. You’ve got two high-profile democrats being examined. One of the most distressing and frightening things, frankly, is the idea that confidential federal files can be accessed for snooping on political candidates.” Kendall Coffey on the breach of security at the State Department.
“The shocker here is that a lawyer was charged who is not acting as a criminal accomplice…It’s more than chilling. It’s paralyzing. If they’ll prosecute Ben Kuehne, then anyone can be prosecuted.” Kendall Coffey on charges against Ben Kuehne.