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Posted: 11/5/2009 10:06:39 AM EST
http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/11/05/kerik.guilty.plea/index.html






White Plains, New York (CNN) –– Former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik on Thursday pleaded guilty to charges of lying to Bush administration officials who vetted his unsuccessful 2004 nomination to be homeland security secretary.

Kerik admitted to eight counts as part of a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, who are recommending a 27- to 33-month prison term. U.S. District Judge Stephen Robinson set Kerik's sentencing for February 18.

In court papers, prosecutors said Kerik denied to a White House official that there was "any possible concern" about his relationships with the contractors involved in renovations to his apartment or that he had any financial dealings with prospective city contractors.

Kerik, 54, had been scheduled to go to trial next week on a variety of corruption charges, including allegations that he received and concealed benefits of about $255,000 in renovations to his Riverdale, New York, apartment from a company seeking to do business with the city of New York. He pleaded guilty to that charge and several tax-related counts during Thursday morning's hearing.

Robinson said he would take into account Kerik's life and career, which he said "included good" as well as wrongdoing. Kerik put his head in his hands at that point.

Kerik has spent the past two weeks in jail after a judge revoked his bail. According to court papers released in late October, he violated the terms of his bail by leaking confidential evidence about his case to a lawyer who published the material online.

Kerik served as New York police commissioner from 1998 to 2002 –– a tenure that included the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack that destroyed the World Trade Center and killed more than 2,700 people. He spent a brief stint in Iraq training the country's police force after the U.S. invasion in 2003, and was nominated by President George W. Bush for the post of homeland security secretary in 2004. However, he withdrew from consideration after allegations surfaced that he employed a nanny whose immigration status was murky.

In 2006, Kerik pleaded guilty to accepting tens of thousands of dollars worth of gifts while he worked as city corrections commissioner, but under a plea agreement he paid $221,000 in fines and avoided jail time. His admission dogged the 2008 presidential campaign of his longtime patron, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who said his endorsement of Kerik had been "a mistake."

Kerik made an unsuccessful appeal for clemency to Bush in late 2008, according to court papers released in October.

CNN's Mary Snow and Julian Cummings contributed to this report.


I thought his withdrawl from the DHS pick had to deal with his stock in Tazer....interesting.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 10:07:45 AM EST
he is dead
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 10:42:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By coldair:
he is dead


Link Posted: 11/5/2009 10:45:48 AM EST
I thought Turbo Tax Cheat Time Geithner didn't pay taxes either?
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 10:48:05 AM EST
When I was at DHS, we were thrilled that we were going to get a real law enforcement type leader, then we found out all the shit he was involved in and we were all bummed, and we got stuck with another lawyer, Jerkoff, I mean Chertoff.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 10:49:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/5/2009 10:50:08 AM EST by runcible]

Originally Posted By joemama74:
When I was at DHS, we were thrilled that we were going to get a real law enforcement type leader, then we found out all the shit he was involved in and we were all bummed, and we got stuck with another lawyer, Jerkoff, I mean Chertoff.

Word round the campfire in NYC was that Bernie was bent as far back as his Corrections days.

I was stunned the White House picked him; knew from the word go that that was gonna be a disaster.


Link Posted: 11/5/2009 10:52:09 AM EST
Originally Posted By joemama74:
When I was at DHS, we were thrilled that we were going to get a real law enforcement type leader, then we found out all the shit he was involved in and we were all bummed, and we got stuck with another lawyer, Jerkoff, I mean Chertoff.


Look whom we have now
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 10:56:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/5/2009 10:57:17 AM EST by raizer]
NY vice cops had a safe house for snitches/witnesses that needed a quick place to stay b4 paper work could be done to house them in a more permanent basis...bernie took it from them and used it as fuk pad to hit his biographer -all on your dime btw cause the feds paid the $ for the house and you all know who that publisher is/was lol
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 11:55:03 AM EST
Another self-serving fuck gets his in the (hind) end.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 1:07:11 PM EST
Originally Posted By raizer:
NY vice cops had a safe house for snitches/witnesses that needed a quick place to stay b4 paper work could be done to house them in a more permanent basis...bernie took it from them and used it as fuk pad to hit his biographer -all on your dime btw cause the feds paid the $ for the house and you all know who that publisher is/was lol



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