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Giuliani Protégé Indicted

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Posted on Nov 9, 2007
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Bernard Kerik, the man Rudy Giuliani mentored, appointed as police commissioner of New York and recommended to head the Department of Homeland Security, has been indicted on corruption charges. For Giuliani, it’s not just a problem of unsavory association, but that he championed Kerik when the cat was seemingly already out of the bag.


New York Times:

A federal grand jury [Friday] indicted Bernard B. Kerik, the former New York police commissioner appointed by Rudolph W. Giuliani while he was mayor, on charges that include tax fraud, obstruction of justice and lying to the White House.

In announcing the indictment, Michael J. Garcia, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, said it was a “sad day when this office returns an indictment against a former law enforcement officer, particularly one who served in positions as high as those held by Bernard Kerik.”

“But we will not hesitate to pursue any public official who violates his oath and betrays the public trust as Mr. Kerik is alleged to have done,” Mr. Garcia said. “Nor can we tolerate lies to those who are given the critical tasks of vetting individuals for important public posts.”

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By rodney, November 14, 2007 at 3:25 pm Link to this comment
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Birds of a feather flock together.

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By cann4ing, November 11, 2007 at 8:54 pm Link to this comment

Robert Greenwald has put together a couple of excellent documentaries that challenge the carefully-erected myth of Rudy Guiliani as 9/11 hero.  An ealier video raises disturbing questions about Guiliani’s insistence in locating the command center at WTC 7 and his later lying about it.  The latest poses several intriguing questions:  Why nothing was done to improve the FDNY radios for seven years after their dismal performance during the 1993 WTC attack?  Why the Guiliani administration entered a no bid contract for $1.4 million with Motorola that quickly jumped to $14 million for the replacement radios?  Why the Motorola replacement radios which failed during the 9/11 attack were never field tested?

http://www.therealrudy.org/radios?utm_source=rgemail

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By waxman, November 10, 2007 at 8:27 pm Link to this comment

THOMAS BILLIS   PICTURE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY ????? SMOKIN THE GOOD STUFF ???

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By DennisD, November 10, 2007 at 2:21 pm Link to this comment
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Giuliani - “I want to be like Bernie Kerik”. - Nov 5, 2007.

Nov 9, 2007 - Bernie Kerik indicted for corruption.

Says it all. Apparently the Repug front runner can’t wait to be indicted too.

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By thomas billis, November 10, 2007 at 11:25 am Link to this comment
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Rudi married to his cousin,good for votes in the south, and then 2 more times,pro choice,for gun control and at one time an advocate for gay rights.Tie that together with a crony scandal and he becomes the picture of the democratic party.

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By waxman, November 9, 2007 at 6:09 pm Link to this comment

JUST WONDERING, HOW MUCH DRUG MONEY DID HE AND RUDY SPLIT WILL BERNIE WAS A COP AND THE COMMISH, PLUS THE PENDING SCAM OF HIM BEING HOMELAND DIRECTOR AND RUDY’S SECURITY COMPANY…PLEASE REPUBLICANS WAKE UP,WRITE IN BARNEY FIFE FOR PREZ RATHER THAN THIS CROOK RUDY…..

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By Louise, November 9, 2007 at 5:42 pm Link to this comment

What?

You mean to tell me a Republican [a cop, a cop with heavy connections to Giuliani, no less] is dishonest?

My gawd, what is this world coming too?

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By QuyTran, November 9, 2007 at 5:30 pm Link to this comment

Animal is looking for beast !

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By P. T., November 9, 2007 at 4:13 pm Link to this comment

Rudy wanted to get in his guy, Bernie, as head of the Department of Homeland Security.  Rudy had a business venture going that he hoped would be a supplier to the department.

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