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Pages: 33. Chapters: Tom Daschle, Bernard Kerik, Bill Richardson,
Roger B. Taney, Judd Gregg, John Tower, Lewis Strauss, Linda
Chavez, Caleb Cushing, Hershel W. Gober, Kimba Wood, Henry
Dearborn, Zoe Baird, Charles B. Warren, Lucius Horatio Stockton,
James Madison Porter, James S. Green, David Henshaw. Excerpt:
Bernard Bailey "Bernie" Kerik (born September 4, 1955) is a former
New York City Police Commissioner, Secretary of Homeland Security
nominee, and now a federal felon. Kerik was New York City Police
Commissioner from 2000 to 2001, under Mayor Rudy Giuliani. In
December 2004, President George W. Bush nominated Kerik as United
States Secretary of Homeland Security. A week later, Kerik withdrew
his nomination, explaining that he had employed an illegal
immigrant as a nanny; subsequently, numerous allegations surfaced
which would likely have led to a confirmation battle in the Senate.
In 2006, Kerik pleaded guilty to two unrelated ethics violations
after an investigation by the Office of the Bronx District
Attorney, and was ordered to pay $221,000. A grand jury of the
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
issued a 16-count indictment against Kerik on November 8, 2007,
alleging conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud and lying to the
Internal Revenue Service. Kerik surrendered to authorities the next
day and pled not guilty to all charges. On October 20, 2009, his
bail was revoked and he was jailed pending trial. On November 5, he
pleaded guilty to 8 charges in a plea bargain with prosecutors who
recommended a jail sentence of 27 to 33 months. Kerik was sentenced
to four years in federal prison on February 18, 2010. On March 30,
2011, he lost his appeal in federal court to have his four year
sentence reduced because of alleged bias by the sentencing judge.
Kerik was born in Newark, New Jersey, the son of Patrici...
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