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  • Bernard Kerik on Prison: Americans Wouldn't Stand for What I Saw

    11/02/2013 7:44:44 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 39 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | November 1, 2013 | Jim Meyers
    As New York City police commissioner, Bernard Kerik was ultimately responsible for the incarceration of many criminals. Now that he has seen the prison system from the inside, having served three years behind bars, he has a new appraisal of the U.S. penal system: "insane." In his first interview since his release from prison, where he served time for tax evasion and lying to federal authorities, Kerik told NBC’s Matt Lauer on the Today show Friday: "No one in the history of our country has ever been in the system with my background.
  • What is Bernie Kerik's Weight Loss Secret?

    10/16/2012 11:18:26 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    Self | October 16, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    Bernard Kerik appeared in court yesterday and his change in appearance was quite dramatic. The first pic below shows Bernie after his dramatic weight close which you can compare to an earlier pic of a much heavier Bernie at the bottom. So what was his weight loss secret? And will Bernie write a book about how he took all those pounds off?
  • Bush to attend 10th anniversary of Sept 11 in NYC

    07/30/2011 2:23:04 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 43 replies
    AP ^ | July 30, 2011 | Colleen Long
    NEW YORK — The ceremony at the World Trade Center site marking the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks will be a solemn but stately event ... President Barack Obama and Bloomberg will be joined by the leaders in charge during the 2001 attacks, including former President George W. Bush, former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and former New York Gov. George Pataki. Current New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will also be there, he said.
  • Kerik Begins 4-Year Prison Sentence (Watched 'Rocky' With Daughters; Friends-for-Life w/ Giuliani)

    05/17/2010 12:51:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 1,122+ views
    NBC New York ^ | Mon, May 17, 2010 | JIM FITZGERALD
    Watched "Rocky Balboa" with his daughters before heading outFormer NYPD top cop Bernard Kerik has reported to a prison in Maryland to begin a four-year sentence. Kerik pleaded guilty in November to tax fraud, lying to the White House and other criminal charges. Bureau of Prison spokeswoman Felicia Ponce said Kerik surrendered at about 1:45 p.m. Monday at the Federal Correctional Institution in Cumberland, Md. In a statement dated Sunday on his website, the former 9/11 hero said he could not remain silent "in the face of what I believe has been a grave injustice." He said he pleaded guilty...
  • Bernard Kerik sentenced to four years in prison

    02/21/2010 8:08:05 PM PST · by RedMDer · 30 replies · 948+ views
    Washinton Post ^ | February 18, 2010 | AP
    Former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik, who was hailed as a hero after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks and nearly became chief of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, was sentenced to four years behind bars Thursday for eight felonies.... Federal guidelines indicated Kerik's sentence should be between 27 and 33 months in prison. Robinson said he went beyond the guidelines because they could not account for certain factors.
  • 4 years: Bernie gets more than 'max'

    02/19/2010 11:16:40 AM PST · by FTJM · 14 replies · 601+ views
    NY Post ^ | Feb. 19, 2010 | LIZ SADLER and LEONARD GREENE
    The jailer's going to jail -- for a long time. Former Police and Correction Commissioner Bernard Kerik, once dubbed "America's Cop" for his 9/11 leadership, was hammered with a four-year federal prison sentence yesterday for a slew of felonies -- including lying to the White House. The sentence is 15 months more than the maximum punishment he could have received under federal guidelines based on the plea deal he negotiated.
  • Former New York Police Chief Kerik Sentenced to Four Years

    02/18/2010 6:05:45 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 12 replies · 698+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 02-18-10 | Associated Press
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—Former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik, who was hailed as a hero alongside former Mayor Rudy Giuliani after the Sept. 11 terror attacks and nearly became chief of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, was sentenced to four years behind bars Thursday for eight felonies. Mr. Kerik admitted in November that he lied to the White House, filed false taxes and committed other crimes.
  • Kerik Is Sentenced in Corruption Case (Four years)

    02/18/2010 2:18:54 PM PST · by kcvl · 20 replies · 704+ views
    Bernard B. Kerik, a former New York police commissioner who rose to national prominence, was sentenced to four years in prison on Thursday after pleading guilty to eight felony charges, including tax fraud and lying to White House officials. Under the terms of a plea agreement reached in November on the eve of his trial, the prosecution and the defense recommended that Judge Stephen C. Robinson sentence Mr. Kerik to 27 to 33 months in prison. But the judge departed from the sentencing recommendations, giving Mr. Kerik a longer sentence. “I think it’s fair to say that with great power...
  • Former NYPD commissioner Kerik indicted

    02/18/2010 10:07:44 AM PST · by Track9 · 9 replies · 481+ views
    Former New York police commissioner Bernard Kerik was indicted on charges of making false statements to White House officials vetting him for the secretary's seat at the Department of Homeland Security in 2004, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Bernard Kerik served as New York City police commissioner from 1998 to 2002. Bernard Kerik served as New York City police commissioner from 1998 to 2002. Kerik, who served as commissioner from 1998 to 2002, allegedly gave false and misleading answers to Bush administration officials about his relationship with contractors who renovated his Riverdale apartment, according to the indictment handed up by a...
  • Prisoner # 210-717, Kerik is one tough jailbird

    10/22/2009 6:05:09 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 7 replies · 1,146+ views
    New York Post ^ | Oct. 22, 2009 | KATI CORNELL, et al
    Big, bad Bernard Kerik wants to bunk with the regular Joes -- even if they're accused killers, rapists and muggers. The disgraced former city police commissioner yesterday refused to ask to be separated from the general population as he spent his first full day in the Westchester County jail. He's been accused of trying to taint the jury pool in his upcoming federal corruption case. So jail officials made the decision for him -- and hauled him anyway into a segregated wing reserved for cops, judges and other at-risk inmates. Kerik once was also head of the city's jails, and...
  • Former NYPD Commissioner Kerik indicted...

    CBS 2 HD has learned that former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Washington on charges of making false statements to White House officials during his vetting for the position of Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. According to the indictment, Kerik, in 1999 and 2000 when he was NYPD commissioner, spoke to city regulators on behalf of contractors who were seeking one or more permits to do business in and with the city.
  • Pellicano, Lawyer Convicted of Conspiracy

    08/29/2008 5:22:57 PM PDT · by John W · 12 replies · 344+ views
    MSNBC ^ | August 29, 2008 | Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES - Former Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano and his entertainment lawyer co-defendant were convicted Friday of charges linked to the wiretapping of billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian’s former wife in a child support battle. Pellicano and attorney Terry Christensen were each convicted of conspiracy to commit wiretapping. Pellicano was also convicted of wiretapping and Christensen was convicted of aiding and abetting a wiretap. “We are disappointed, think the jury is wrong, and we will be appealing,” said Patricia Glaser, Christensen’s attorney and law partner.
  • TOP ATT'Y A $4M CHEAT (Dem tax cheat donated to Hillary, Giuliani, Schumer, DNC)

    11/22/2008 12:20:46 PM PST · by Liz · 9 replies · 1,295+ views
    NY POST ^ | 11/21/08 | LAURA ITALIANO and DAVID SEIFMAN
    A lawyer who gave 100's of $thousands to Democrats is a tax cheat. Menachem "Melly" Lifshitz paid back $4.75M taxes, penalties, interest…..and promised to resign the state bar to stay out of jail. An investigation was conducted into charitable groups used in alleged tax frauds. Officials did not say if the Melly & Rochelle Lifshitz Charitable Trust, Nassau County, Lawrence, LI, is involved. The Trust has donated more than $250,000 to Orthodox Jewish charities. Lifshitz also donated to the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee. He is a partner at Berstein Liebhard & Lifshitz, a securities class-action law firm......
  • KERIK'S CAVALRY (charges Bernie made false statements to the WH)

    11/10/2008 3:40:38 AM PST · by Liz · 15 replies · 199+ views
    NY POST ^ | 11/4/08 | SEAN GARDINER
    'AMERICAN HERO' BERNIE CALL$ IN BACKUP Bernard Kerik's pals are holding a fund-raiser to help keep him out of jail. Attendees will spring for at least $75.......to help defray his legal costs. The Bernard Kerik Legal Defense Fund's attempts to raise money for Mayor Giuliani's former driver and top cop tanked. ".....noone wanted to come. People didn't want to be involved with him anymore. " * Kerik is charged with accepting about $225K in renovations from a company seeking to do business with the city - and didn't report it to the IRS (Kerik pleaded guilty 2006 to misdemeanors from...
  • McCain Says Kerik Reflects on Giuliani (Kerik's flops mean Rudy not fit to lead)

    09/06/2008 7:33:54 AM PDT · by Liz · 23 replies · 171+ views
    AP via google ^ | November 9, 2007 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    Nov 9, 2007 EXCERPT: Bernard Kerik did an irresponsible job training police in Iraq, John McCain said. McCain cited Kerik's relationship with Giuliani as a reason to doubt Giuliani's judgment. Kerik is Giuliani's former driver and bodyguard, hand-picked Police Commissioner, and business partner. Kerik was also a failed nominee to head Homeland Security; Giuliani recommended Kerik to GWB for the post. Kerik is now surrendering to face corruption charges. McCain pointed to Kerik's performance in Iraq, along with complaints about how Giuliani treated first-responders after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. "I don't know Mr. Kerik. I do know that I...
  • KERIK HIRES NEW LAWYER (ex-Giuliani partner used attorney to feed lies to L/E)

    03/18/2008 4:01:20 AM PDT · by Liz · 13 replies · 353+ views
    NY POST ^ | March 18, 2008 | KATI CORNELL
    The former Police Commissioner has a new lawyer to battle federal corruption charges.......prosecutors claimed Kerik used his former attorney to feed lies to investigators. Kerik faces a slew of charges...accepting free renovations from mob-linked contractor to lying to White House officials (as the hand-picked candidate of his pal Rudy Giuliani) to head Home/Sec.
  • Judge removes lawyer for ex-Giuliani aide Kerik

    01/24/2008 6:41:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 58+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/24/08 | Edith Honan
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Thursday removed the lawyer for Bernard Kerik, a former New York police commissioner and protege of Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani who faces federal corruption charges. The ruling stands to postpone the start of Kerik's trial, which could help Guiliani if the potentially negative publicity of a trial is delayed past the upcoming nominating contests. Kerik has 30 days to find a new attorney. The next pre-trial hearing is scheduled for February 6, the day after "Super Tuesday" when more than 20 states will hold primary elections or caucuses. No trial...
  • Lawyer: Feds Violated Kerik's Rights in Probe

    12/14/2007 5:58:18 AM PST · by Calpernia · 9 replies · 273+ views
    1010wins ^ | Friday, 14 December 2007 7:47AM
    Bernard Kerik's lawyer says federal prosecutors have violated his rights in his corruption case by improperly questioning his former lawyer. Attorney Kenneth Breen asked a judge to consider whether legal action was warranted in light of his claim. Kerik was police commissioner when Rudy Giuliani was mayor and he was recommended to be head of the national Homeland Security Department. He was pleaded not guilty to lying to the White House, filing false income taxes and other charges in a wide-ranging federal indictment. The judge is also considering whether Breen should be disqualified as Kerik's lawyer because he too could...
  • Giuliani Defends Ties to Qatar

    12/10/2007 7:32:51 AM PST · by Fred · 11 replies · 157+ views
    WSJ ^ | 121007 | MARY JACOBY and CHIP CUMMINS
    The Qatar government in the mid-1990s invited al Qaeda operative Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his family to live in Qatar, the 9/11 commission found. Mr. Mohammed was given a job at the Qatar Ministry of Electricity and Water. At the time, Mr. Mohammed was under indictment in the Southern District of New York for his role in a plot to blow up U.S.-bound jetliners. He was also wanted for questioning in connection with the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. In 1996, FBI agents arrived in Qatar to arrest Mr. Mohammed. But the Qataris resisted handing him over, and Mr. Mohammed...
  • Giuliani slips in the polls

    12/10/2007 5:12:59 AM PST · by advance_copy · 28 replies · 157+ views
    UPI ^ | 12/09/07
    DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A lackluster couple of weeks on the campaign trail has taken a toll on Rudy Giuliani's bid for the Republican presidential nomination. The former New York mayor has slipped in the polls as GOP rivals Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney have taken up much of the media spotlight in early voting states such as Iowa, The Boston Globe reported Sunday. All the while, Giuliani is focusing on later-voting states, including California and Oklahoma, which both of which will hold primaries Feb. 5, known as Super Tuesday. Recent polls show Giuliani in third in...