"I admit, it was not the best decision. However, one rarely thinks clearly in moments of such extreme stress. It is not as simple as you are making it sound, and I would never expect you to understand." He narrowed his eyes as he threaded his fingers together. "But believe me, there are many mistakes I have made that I would rectify in an instant were I given the chance."
He turned away again taking another sip of his coffee. "Well, nothing gets past you, does it? There really is no end to what a little money can do."