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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...
  • Bernard Kerik’s Unusual Philanthropic Management Practices (Rudy'$ tax-exempt mistress laundry?)

    11/30/2007 10:16:12 AM PST · by Liz · 7 replies · 344+ views
    Government Accountability Blog ^ | Aug 23, 2006 | BLOGGER
    EDITED EXCERPT Behind the ongoing professional disintegration of Bernard Kerik, is a tax-exempt foundation that serves as the venue for investigations earning former NYPD Commissioner Kerik unwanted headlines. When Rudy Giuliani appointed Kerik Commissioner of the City's Department of Correction and later, Police Commissioner, Kerik also ran the tax-exempt New York City Correction Foundation, serving as President. During Kerik's watch, the sole authorized signatory for the Foundation, named Frederick Patrick, looted the foundation of $137,000 (the amount prosecutors got him to cop to). A rising star in the City's law enforcement bureaucracy, Patrick was at one point Commissioner for Juvenile...
  • Feds Want Kerik's Lawyer Disqualified

    11/29/2007 5:24:24 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 7 replies · 63+ views
    AP via google ^ | November 29, 2007 | JIM FITZGERALD
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Thursday asked the judge in the case against former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik to consider disqualifying Kerik's lawyer, saying he has a potential conflict of interest because he could be called as a witness. Kerik, once President Bush's pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security, made admissions to the attorney, Kenneth Breen, that constituted obstruction of justice and were therefore not covered by attorney-client privilege, prosecutors said. In a 12-page letter to Judge Stephen Robinson, U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia specified that there was no claim that Breen acted...
  • Giuliani and Schumer: an odd couple connection

    11/19/2007 4:22:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 345+ views
    Newsday ^ | November 19, 2007 | Tom Brune
    In 1973, a 29-year-old federal prosecutor named Rudy Giuliani indicted a Brooklyn congressman, unknowingly creating a political opening for an ambitious 23-year-old named Chuck Schumer. It is the first and least known link between two powerful New York politicians whose paths have crossed and careers intersected in often surprising ways over the past four decades. But it certainly wasn't the last. Just two weeks ago, Sen. Schumer (D-N.Y.) found himself defying his own party to confirm U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, a retired Manhattan judge and close friend of the former mayor. Schumer and Giuliani may seem an odd pairing,...
  • GIULIANI & KERIK: GUILT BY ASSOCIATION? (joined at the hip----a stench in the nostrils)

    11/15/2007 6:42:57 AM PST · by Liz · 30 replies · 143+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 14, 2007 | VOX POPULI
    **** Kerik is a stench in the nostrils of all those in law enforcement Let the trial begin. NAMES REDACTED Nanuet **** Kerik has seriously undermined Giuliani's bid for president.....and made President Bush look foolish for nominating him for the Homeland Security post.......appears a complete career turnaround - from cop to inmate is just around the bend. Farmingdale **** Kerik needs to start talking honestly regarding the widespread corruption in and around New York politics, the courts and the legal system. Manhattan **** Guiliani is stuck with Kerik. Bring him on. Silver Spring, Md.
  • Rudy Giuliani laughs off Judith Regan rap

    11/15/2007 8:15:25 AM PST · by 1Old Pro · 31 replies · 116+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | November 15, 2007 | ADAM NICHOLS
      Rudy Giuliani laughs off Judith Regan rap BY ADAM NICHOLS DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Thursday, November 15th 2007, 4:00 AM Judith Regan claimed Rudy Giuliani's cronies tried to silence her; now the presidential hopeful wants to sideline her to the gossip columns. The Republican candidate said Wednesday the publishing queen's bombshell $100 million suit was no more than salacious tittle-tattle. "It sounds to me like a kind of gossip column story more than a real story," he said on a campaign stop in Iowa. "The last thing in the world you want to do when you're running for President...
  • Rudy Giuliani acknowledges flaws in first TV ad [Doesn't address Kerik or reputed mob ties]

    11/15/2007 7:25:12 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 34 replies · 54+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/15/2007 | David Saltonstall
    Okay, so I'm not perfect. But I get results. That's the soft-selling pitch of Rudy Giuliani's first presidential TV ad, which will begin airing in New Hampshire Thursday, weeks after some of his Republican rivals hit Granite State airwaves. The 60-second spot dwells on Giuliani's pre-9/11 success in driving down crime and welfare rolls as mayor. But in a veiled nod to 9/11 - as well as, perhaps, his messy personal life - Giuliani argues he has faced countless trials and still gotten results. "I've been tested in a way in which the American people can look to me," Giuliani...
  • True Crime-Rape While Sleepwalking, An Unusual Prosecution of ID Theft

    11/15/2007 4:48:12 AM PST · by Fishtalk · 90+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 11/15/07 | Pat Fish
    That horrific thrill murder involving beheadings and teens. An ID theft you won’t believe and a woman raped while sleepwalking. If you don't think True Crime can be funny, click in for this post.
  • In Fox News, Giuliani Finds a Friendly Stage

    08/02/2007 9:34:47 AM PDT · by JRochelle · 48 replies · 630+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 08/02/07 | RUSS BUETTNER
    Roger Ailes and Rudolph W. Giuliani have been pulling for each other for nearly two decades. Mr. Ailes was the media consultant to Mr. Giuliani’s first mayoral campaign in 1989. Mr. Giuliani, as mayor, officiated at Mr. Ailes’s wedding and intervened on his behalf when Mr. Ailes’s company, Fox News Channel, was blocked from securing a cable station in the city. This year, they were tablemates at the White House correspondents dinner, which Mr. Giuliani attended as a guest of Fox’s parent company, the News Corporation. Now these allies and friends find themselves on largely uncharted political turf. Mr. Giuliani,...
  • Giuliani-Kerik Angle in Suit by Ex-Publisher (ordered to lie to protect Giuliani--caught on tape?)

    11/14/2007 10:22:10 AM PST · by Liz · 72 replies · 126+ views
    NY TIMES ^ | November 14, 2007 | RUSS BUETTNER, Nate Schweber contributed reporting.
    Judith Regan, former book publisher, says a senior News Corporation executive encouraged her to lie to federal investigators about her past affair with Bernard B. Kerik after he had been nominated to become homeland security secretary in late 2004. The lawsuit asserts that the executive wanted to protect the presidential aspirations of Rudolph W. Giuliani, Mr. Kerik’s mentor, who had appointed him NYC police commissioner and had recommended him for the federal post. --SNIP-- “Defendants were well aware that Regan had a personal relationship with Kerik,” the complaint says. “.....a senior News Corporation executive told Regan that he believed she...
  • Judith Regan Pulls A Dan Rather

    11/14/2007 8:19:49 AM PST · by IrishMike · 12 replies · 89+ views
    Jossip ^ | Debbie Newman & Rebecca Aronaeur
    It’s hard to find good scapegoats these days. After taking the fall for the O.J. Simpson book deal last year, Judith Regan is back with a $100 million defamation suit against News Corp. In her case, Regan claims that HarperCollins told her to lie about her affair with Bernard K. Kerik, the former New York police commissioner. How Regan and Kerik got together remains a mystery, but conservative America is starting to seem like one big high school. According to the suit, Regan told a company executive in 2001 about her relationship with Kerik, whose memoir she published following the...
  • Judith Regan Files $100 Million Suit Against HarperCollins, News Corp.

    11/13/2007 7:30:50 PM PST · by Fred · 17 replies · 1,027+ views
    AP ^ | 111307
    NEW YORK -- One-time book publishing powerhouse Judith Regan filed a $100 million defamation lawsuit against HarperCollins and News Corp. on Tuesday, saying her former employers tried to destroy her reputation and asked her to lie to federal investigators about Bernard Kerik, the recently indicted former police commissioner with whom she had an affair. Ms. Regan, who worked for HarperCollins Publishers LLC, said the smear campaign stems from her past intimate relationship with Mr. Kerik, who was police commissioner under former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, and from the political agenda of News Corp., the parent company of HarperCollins. Ms. Regan, 54,...
  • Breaking: Ex-Publisher Says News Corp. Official Wanted Her to Lie to Protect Giuliani

    11/13/2007 4:40:30 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 39 replies · 136+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11/13/2007 | Ross Buettner
    Judith Regan, the book publisher who was fired by the News Corporation last year, asserts in a lawsuit filed today that a senior executive at the media conglomerate encouraged her to mislead federal investigators about her relationship with Bernard B. Kerik during his bid to become homeland security secretary in late 2004. The lawsuit asserts that the News Corporation executive wanted to protect the presidential aspirations of former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, Mr. Kerik’s mentor, who had appointed him New York City police commissioner and had recommended him for the federal post.
  • Ex-Publisher Says News Corp. Official Wanted Her to Lie to Protect Giuliani

    11/13/2007 4:40:09 PM PST · by alicewonders · 57 replies · 249+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 13, 2007 | RUSS BUETTNER
    Judith Regan, the book publisher who was fired by the News Corporation last year, asserts in a lawsuit filed today that a senior executive at the media conglomerate encouraged her to mislead federal investigators about her relationship with Bernard B. Kerik during his bid to become homeland security secretary in late 2004. The lawsuit asserts that the News Corporation executive wanted to protect the presidential aspirations of former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, Mr. Kerik’s mentor, who had appointed him New York City police commissioner and had recommended him for the federal post. (Snip) The News Corporation controls a vast array...
  • Judith Regan to sue Murdoch and Newscorp

    11/13/2007 3:11:47 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 13 replies · 109+ views
    REPORTS: PUBLISHER JUDITH REGAN TO FILE $100 MILLION SUIT AGANIST MURDOCH EMPIRE IN NY COURT; WILL BE REPPED BY SUPERLAWYER BERT FIELDS... DEVELOPING... Just a header on Drudge right now.. Regan grew up on Long Island, and graduated from Bay Shore High School in 1971.[1] She then attended Vassar College, receiving her A.B. degree in 1975. Then in 1978, while working as a secretary at Harvard, Regan answered a newspaper ad for a reporter for The National Enquirer and got the job. In the early 1980s, Regan relocated to New York City. After the 911 attacks in 2001, Regan published...
  • Steve Malzberg: Tough Questions for Hillary, Giuliani

    11/13/2007 12:48:07 PM PST · by jmyrlefuller · 6 replies · 110+ views
    Newsmax ^ | November 12, 2007 | Steve Malzberg
    Yes Rudy Giuliani has a lot of explaining to do. Imagine, the man who served as his chief of prisons and then police commissioner while Giuliani was mayor of New York City has been indicted. Bernard Kerik, whom President Bush would later nominate for the position of Homeland Security chief based greatly on Giuliani's rave reviews, has been charged with not reporting income, having work done on his home for free and not reporting it, having some one else pay his rent and not reporting it, lying to federal investigators and lying on his federal application for the homeland security...
  • NYPD blue over troubled top cops

    11/13/2007 6:53:36 AM PST · by Fred · 8 replies · 596+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Tuesday, November 13th 2007 | Patrice O'Shaughnessy
    He was a colorful, star cop who impressed his superiors with his zeal for catching the worst of the worst - murderous drug dealers - and he did much to lower crime in the city. His rise was meteoric, his crash just as swift as he faced indictment on federal charges. We're not talking about Bernard Kerik here, but Dennis Sindone. He spent most of his career in the Bronx and was promoted to deputy inspector by Kerik because of his stellar performance, even being singled out for praise by the then-police commissioner at a promotion ceremony. Weeks after those...
  • Giuliani's Hold on Lead Spot Is Eroding (Kerik, Reputed Mob Ties Hurting Him, Just As Predicted)

    11/12/2007 2:45:44 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 141 replies · 193+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | 11/12/2007 | Russell Berman
    WASHINGTON — Mayor Giuliani's hold on the front-runner's perch in the Republican presidential nomination is eroding, with two new polls showing that Mitt Romney is opening up a widening lead in New Hampshire, site of the first primary. While Mr. Giuliani has maintained his lead in national polls and in several state surveys, the former Massachusetts governor is now comfortably ahead in both Iowa and New Hampshire, two hotly contested early-voting states that have traditionally played a crucial role in determining the Republican nominee. Mr. Romney opened up a 12-point lead over Mr. Giuliani in New Hampshire, 32% to 20%,...
  • Kerik Indictment Leaves Questions Unanswered ("Hundreds of thousands" of $$$ missing.)

    11/12/2007 2:57:48 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 10 replies · 169+ views
    Newsday ^ | 11/12/2007 | Dan Janison
    Bernard Kerik's indictment on federal corruption charges last week left unanswered a nagging question from longtime Kerik-watchers: What, exactly, became of hundreds of thousands of dollars from a city-created foundation, of which Kerik - Rudy Giuliani's friend, protege and appointee - was listed as president in the days when he ran the city jails? The answer could be explosive. Or it could be innocuous. The point is that we still do not know. In 2004, a former deputy commissioner, Fred Patrick, was sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to defrauding the foundation of more than $137,000 - purportedly for...
  • MINDING HIS BUSINESS; RUDY FIRM'S TIES CASTING SHADOW OVER CAMPAIGN (tainted ties. shady, murky biz)

    11/11/2007 5:50:40 AM PST · by Liz · 27 replies · 143+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 11, 2007 | BRENDAN SCOTT
    When Giuliani walked out of City Hall six years ago, he had $2M in the bank.....Then came book deals, speaking tours and partnership at a powerful Washington lobbying house. None would prove more lucrative than the small consulting firm Giuliani and his most trusted aides founded in 2002 in an angular glass tower at 5 Times Square. Since 2002, Giuliani Partners has formed several subsidiaries--Giuliani Capital Advisors - an investment since sold - Giuliani Compliance Japan and security companies called Giuliani-Kerik and Giuliani Security & Safety........ By the time Giuliani declared for president last spring, his firm grossed an estimated...
  • Giuliani facing new questions about ex-police commissioner

    11/10/2007 4:03:39 PM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies · 135+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | November 9, 2007 | Brian C. Mooney
    The reported indictment of Rudy Giuliani's high-profile former police commissioner sets in motion a new and challenging phase for the presidential campaign of the former New York mayor. Scott Reed, a veteran Republican strategist who managed Bob Dole's presidential campaign in 1996, said the expected charges against Bernard Kerik - CNN, ABC, and the Associated Press reported last night that the indictment would be unsealed today - "raises a new round of questions about judgment, it will cause opposition researchers to dig in and find out if there are any other Bernie Keriks, and it will throw the campaign off...
  • Feds: Bernard Kerik's a scammer who ripped off city

    11/10/2007 9:03:01 AM PST · by calcowgirl · 30 replies · 150+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | November 10th 2007 | THOMAS ZAMBITO and GREG B. SMITH
    Bernard Kerik lied, schemed and sold out the city - all under the nose of his mentor and pal, presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani. That is the stark portrait painted in the 16-count indictment unsealed yesterday in White Plains Federal Court almost exactly one year before Election Day 2008. While the political fallout remains uncertain, the effect on Kerik's image as a Sept. 11 hero is devastating. In meticulous detail, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia assembled count after count painting Kerik as a money-grubbing liar who tried to cover his tracks. The indictment says the misdeeds took place as Giuliani promoted...
  • Giuliani Will Not Say If He Will Pardon Kerik (Rudy ponders pardon of Kerik)

    11/10/2007 7:05:30 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 28 replies · 115+ views
    RedState ^ | 11-10-07 | Ashbrook at RedState
    Michelle Malkin reports that the normally in your face Rudy refuses to the answer the question if he would pardon Kerik if Rudy becomes President. http://michellemalkin.com/2007/11/08/the-kerik-indictment-giuliani-and-t... Another report said that after Kerik's indictment Rudy disappeared from site. Rudy's close association with criminal types like Kerik is a problem for his candidacy. He has gone out of his way to maintain relations with seedy friends when others would have cut relations. See:http://www.redstate.com/blogs/ashbrook/2007/oct/23/giuliani_shields_priest_friend Kerik's puzzling rise under Rudy has raised suspicion from the beginning. Rudy knew Kerik very well when he recommended him as Homeland Security head. Inside the Police Department he...
  • Sharks Circling Giuliani Over Kerik Debacle

    11/10/2007 5:49:34 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 55 replies · 189+ views
    WCBSTV.COM ^ | 10 NOVEMBER 2007 | AP
    Opponents Let Loose On Former Mayor's Judgment NEW YORK (CBS) ― On Friday Bernard Kerik surrendered to federal authorities on a 16-count indictment, including charges of conspiracy and corruption. Now it's just a matter of time before we all see how much this case could plays a role in the race for president. It was a courthouse drama that reverberated through the presidential race. "This is a battle I'm going to fight," Kerik said. Kerik, who served as Rudy Giuliani's police commissioner and business partner, pleaded not guilty to corruption charges carrying 142 years in prison time. "It is...
  • Opening Kerik's E-mail (offered mob firm details of investigations; Giuliani's relative mentioned)

    11/10/2007 4:00:04 AM PST · by Liz · 31 replies · 141+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | December 20, 2004 | Russ Buettner, New York Daily News
    December 20, 2004 Then-Jails Boss Kerik Kept Pal Abreast of City Probe With Insider Details E-mails sent by Bernard Kerik when he headed the city Correction Department appear to show him offering to provide inside details of the city's investigation into a mob-linked firm. The E-mails, the existence of which the Daily News revealed (Dec 19, 2004), were sent by Kerik to Lawrence Ray in 1999. Ray, who was the best man at Kerik's wedding, was then working for Interstate Industrial, a major city contractor suspected of ties to organized crime. Ray and Kerik parted ways after Ray was indicted...
  • BERNIE'S RAP SHEET (Rudy geeks: like used gum on shoe bottom you can't scrape off)

    11/09/2007 7:01:02 AM PST · by Liz · 18 replies · 109+ views
    NY POST ^ | Nov 9. 2007
    Mobbed-up Kerik: Rudy's ex-driver and bodyguard.
  • McCain Says Kerik Reflects on Giuliani

    11/09/2007 1:04:56 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 60 replies · 83+ views
    AP via google ^ | November 9, 2007 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    EXCERPT: CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Bernard Kerik did an irresponsible job training police in Iraq, presidential contender John McCain said Friday, adding to criticism of Kerik as Rudy Giuliani's former police commissioner surrendered to face charges in New York. McCain cited Kerik's relationship with his Republican presidential foe as a reason to doubt Giuliani's judgment. Giuliani's longtime associate, business partner and friend surrendered Friday to face federal corruption charges in New York, where he had been police commissioner when Giuliani was mayor. Kerik was also a failed nominee to head the Homeland Security Department, a post Giuliani recommended him for....
  • News Finds Kerik In Cash Conflict

    11/09/2007 8:14:12 AM PST · by Liz · 15 replies · 118+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Dec 12, 2004 | Russ Buettner
    December 12, 2004 Kerik Got Thousands, Didn't Report it EXCERPT TheDaily News probe calls into question Kerik's conduct while holding two of the city's most important public offices (to which Mayor Giuliani apppointed him). The Daily News probe revealed that for many years, one of Kerik's main benefactors was Lawrence Ray, best man at Kerik's 1998 wedding, according to Ray, other sources and checks shown by Ray to The News. Ray and another Kerik pal, restaurant owner Carmen Cabell, helped bankroll Kerik's 1998 wedding reception, contributing nearly $10,000. --SNIP-- After Kerik was named correction commissioner in January 1998, he pleaded...
  • (Daily) News Finds Kerik In Cash Conflict; Got Thousands, Didn't Report it

    11/09/2007 7:58:13 AM PST · by Liz · 11 replies · 117+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | December 12, 2004 | Russ Buettner
    December 12, 2004 Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik accepted thousands of dollars in cash and gifts without making proper public disclosures, a Daily News investigation has revealed. Kerik failed to report the gifts on financial disclosure forms he was required to file with the city as head of the both the NYPD and, before that, the Department of Correction. The revelations come in the wake of Kerik's stunning announcement Friday night that he was withdrawing his nomination as President Bush's secretary of homeland security. Kerik maintained yesterday that he pulled out on his own after discovering he...
  • The Kerik Indictment, Guiliani And The GOP (Conservative Base: No To Cronyism And Open Borders)

    11/08/2007 6:02:20 PM PST · by goldstategop · 11 replies · 239+ views
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | 11/08/2007 | Michelle Malkin
    We are all fallen, imperfect beings. The news of the federal indictment of Bernie Kerik is a sad moment, a cautionary tale, and an object lesson. Sad, because Kerik rose from the child of a prostitute to “America’s cop”–and this nation loves such tales of success. Cautionary, because it speaks to the fallibility of anointed heroes and the temptations of power. An object lesson, because it highlights the flaws and vulnerabilities of GOP front-runner Rudy Giuliani’s on the issues of corruption and immigration enforcement. Here’s what I wrote back in December 2004 when Kerik was forced to withdraw from consideration...
  • KERIK FACES JAIL ON FEDS' TAX RAP; LEAVES CANDIDATE PAL RUDY SQUIRMING

    11/09/2007 8:42:13 AM PST · by Liz · 18 replies · 106+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 9, 2007 | KATI CORNELL, MURRAY WEISS and MATTHEW NESTEL with Carl Campanile
    Mug shot of Bernard Kerik, taken at the Bronx District Attorney's Office, after he pleaded guilty to conflict of interest charges in June 2006. Rudy Giuliani's disgraced ex-police commissioner, Bernard Kerik, is back on the wrong side of the law - a federal grand jury slapped him with a new indictment yesterday.....Kerik's corruption and tax charges included tax evasion, conspiracy and receiving unlawful gratuities.