Bernie Kerik's Indictment Looms

As TalkLeft reported weeks ago, Bernie Kerik, Giuliani pal and NYC former police commissioner Bernie Kerik, best known for his short-lived nomination by Bush as Homeland Security chief, appears headed for indictment.

Today's update:

Federal prosecutors have told Bernard B. Kerik, whose nomination as homeland security secretary in 2004 ended in scandal, that he is likely to be charged with several felonies, including tax evasion and conspiracy to commit wiretapping.

Kerik's indictment could set the stage for a courtroom battle that would draw attention to Kerik's extensive business and political dealings with former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, who personally recommended him to President Bush for the Cabinet. Giuliani, the front-runner for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination according to most polls, later called the recommendation a mistake.

At least Kerik should have plenty of money for legal fees.

Records filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission show Kerik had earned more than 6.2 million dollars in pretax profits through stock options he was granted by Taser International, a manufacturer of stun guns.

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    DA (1.00 / 0) (#11)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sun Apr 01, 2007 at 07:13:21 PM EST
    Are you back already go demonstrate that you have nothing to say that is even remotely on subject???


    you know (none / 0) (#1)
    by cpinva on Sat Mar 31, 2007 at 01:23:08 AM EST
    it just couldn't be happening to a nicer bunch. if nothing else, this proves there is a god, and he is looking down and laughing.

    Take out the second Bernie Kerik in the first sent (none / 0) (#2)
    by Che's Lounge on Sat Mar 31, 2007 at 09:10:15 AM EST

    Sentence (delete this) (none / 0) (#3)
    by Che's Lounge on Sat Mar 31, 2007 at 09:10:39 AM EST

    Wonder if this will revive the BS Express (none / 0) (#4)
    by Molly Bloom on Sat Mar 31, 2007 at 09:49:28 AM EST
    or if Fred Thompson star rises instead?

    Molly B (none / 0) (#6)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sun Apr 01, 2007 at 09:04:20 AM EST
    If the Left's continual attacks on Rudi has brought Thompson in then they have made a tremendous screw up.

    The "left" (whoever that might be) (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by Molly Bloom on Sun Apr 01, 2007 at 09:57:22 AM EST
    isn't alone in attacking Rudy. As an aside the fact Rudy gets it from both sides doesn't necessairly mean he is doing the "right" thing and is courteous, brave and loyal, etc. It could be that both sides recognize Rudy's problems.

    I suspect Fred Thompson (as you will come to know) isn't your dream candidate either.

    BTW does this make it official, you are a Republican after all...


    Huh? (none / 0) (#9)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sun Apr 01, 2007 at 07:10:25 PM EST
    Do you believe that making a comment makes anyone anything?

    How unobservant.

    But to the point.  The Left, of which you are a member, has been making the point that the Right won't accept Rudy because of, etc....

    Thompson doesn't have those problems.

    Success is getting what you want. Now be happy with what you have got.


    You must not have got the memo (none / 0) (#13)
    by Molly Bloom on Mon Apr 02, 2007 at 07:43:59 AM EST
    Thompson isn't good enough for the GOP Mullahs:

    Dobson said of Thompson. "[But] I don't think he's a Christian; at least that's my impression," Dobson added, saying that such an impression would make it difficult for Thompson to connect with the Republican Party's conservative Christian base and win the GOP nomination.

    Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Thompson, took issue with Dobson's characterization of the former Tennessee senator. "Thompson is indeed a Christian," he said. "He was baptized into the Church of Christ."

    In a follow-up phone conversation, Focus on the Family spokesman Gary Schneeberger stood by Dobson's claim. He said that, while Dobson didn't believe Thompson to be a member of a non-Christian faith, Dobson nevertheless "has never known Thompson to be a committed Christian--someone who talks openly about his faith."

    "We use that word--Christian--to refer to people who are evangelical Christians," Schneeberger added.

    On the bright side, serial adulturer Newt is...


    funny, isn't it ... (none / 0) (#14)
    by Sailor on Mon Apr 02, 2007 at 08:55:39 AM EST
    ... that facts are always in a conspiracy against repubs.

    Was Kerik "mobbed up?" (none / 0) (#5)
    by bx58 on Sat Mar 31, 2007 at 03:24:51 PM EST
    Was Rudy an equal opportunity crime buster? Did he prosecute Kerik's "family" or their rivals?

    Anyone know?

    bx58 (none / 0) (#10)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sun Apr 01, 2007 at 07:12:01 PM EST
    I suspect he prosecuted whoever the police brought to him.

    You know. "Law and Order."

    Except for Democratic Senators who somehow think they are supposed to do both.