Perry Roark "was basically running this huge gang [Dead Man Inc] out of the state prison system, and had eluded law enforcement forever. The police departments [in the area] had an informant or intel, but nobody had sat together and said, 'Let's get together and see what we can do. Because of that, his entire command and control, they're off the streets forever."
On the takedown of Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson, whose wife was caught stuffing money into her underwear: "[U.S. Attorney] Rod [Rosenstein] and I were basically on the phone as this was going down, trying to figure out what to do. We had no intention to arrest him that day and certainly had no intention to arrest her that day. We generally like to gather evidence and get indictments. It was so out of the ordinary and unbelievable. He's driving to the house, she's telling him the FBI is outside, 'What do I do with the money, what do I do with the checks?' I can hear the agents through the phone, banging on the door. I'm thinking, they need to get into that house before she disposes of that money and that check. In retrospect, I'm glad they didn't go in right away - we got such a good conversation and locked her into it. Even though we never recovered that check, we got dynamite, dynamite evidence. But we didn't have an active indictment on him. I'm talking to Rod, and he's saying 'Let's go ahead and arrest him based on this. He's destroying evidence, this could be a problem for us.'"