Patterson could easily be guilty of nothing more than smoking the same hopium as so many on these message boards. Confirmation bias comes in all forms. However, it is very possible he dodged the fed bullet and never had a paper trail of provable corruption.
The depth of this disaster leaves me skeptical of all. And speaking of those who should show some remorse? The shameless dolts who drag each other into these message board train wrecks is astonishing. And then act all sanctimonious about their piety.