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Bernard Kerik

Bernard KerikAKA Bernard Bailey Kerik

Born: 4-Sep-1955
Birthplace: Newark, NJ

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: NYC Police Commissioner, 2000-01

Military service: US Army (MP in Korea; 18th Airborne Corps, training special forces)

Raised in Paterson, NJ. Served as the First Deputy and Commissioner of the New York City Department of Correction before being appointed New York City Police Commissioner, a position he held from August 2000 until December 2001. Senior Vice President of Rudy Giuliani's consulting firm Giuliani Partners. Interim Iraqi Interior Minister, May through September, 2003.

Kerik was George W. Bush's nominee for US Secretary for Homeland Security on 3 December 2004, but withdrew from consideration on 10 December after questions were raised about a "nanny problem", his hiring of an illegal alien for housekeeper and nanny. This exact problem has occurred before for cabinet nominations, but it is particularly an issue with DHS which includes the nation's immigration agencies.

Pled guilty in 2006 to a misdemeanor charge, admitting that, while a city official, he had received an illegal gift of $165,000 in apartment renovations from a mafia-linked contractor. A much broader indictment was issued in 2007.

Father: Donald Raymond Kerik, Sr.
Mother: Patricia Joann Bailey (b. circa 1932, d. murder)
Sister: Vickie Lynn
Sister: Theresa Ann
Brother: Donald Raymond Kerik, Jr. (younger)
Girlfriend: Yi (in Korea, one son)
Daughter: Yi Sa ("Lisa Marie Jordan", b. 25-Oct-1975, by Yi)
Wife: Linda Hales (county court clerk; m. 1978, div. Jun-1983)
Wife: Jacqueline Llerena (m. 3-Sep-1983, div. Jul-1992, one son)
Son: Joseph Michael (b. 11-Jun-1985)
Wife: Hala Matli (Syrian, m. 1-Nov-1998, two daughters)
Daughter: Celine Christina (b. 3-Mar-2000)
Daughter: Angelina Amber (b. 30-Oct-2002)
Mistress: Jeanette Pinero (corrections officer)
Mistress: Judith Regan (publisher)

    High School: Eastside High School, Paterson, NJ (dropped out)
    University: BS Public Administration, Empire State College, SUNY

    Giuliani Partners Senior VP (past)
    Coalition Provisional Authority Interim Interior Minister (May-Sep 2003)
    New York City Police Commissioner (2000-01)
    Member of the Board of TASER International (2002-04)
    Family Security Matters Board of Advisors
    Bankruptcy Chapter 7 (Oct-1997)
    Failure to Appear bench warrant issued (24-Aug-1998)
    Took the Fifth
    Conspiracy indicted (9-Nov-2007) guilty
    Mail Fraud indicted (9-Nov-2007)
    Obstruction of Justice indicted (9-Nov-2007) pled guilty
    Tax Fraud indicted (9-Nov-2007) pled guilty
    Wire Fraud indicted (9-Nov-2007)
    Making False Statements to the IRS, indicted (9-Nov-2007), charges dropped
    Making False Statements to the White House, indicted (26-May-2009) guilty
    Inmate Federal Correctional Institution in Cumberland, MD (17-May-2010 to present)
    Russian Ancestry

Author of books:
The Lost Son: A Life in Pursuit of Justice (12-Nov-2001, autobiography)


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