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NY 911 "hero" Police Chief jailed
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It was difficult to decide whether to place this story in the 911 folder, the ohmigod corrupt cop folder, the inherent crookedness of the system folder or the Homeland Security "phew!" folder.

On balance I chose 911.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8522921.stm

Quote:Ex-NY police chief Kerik jailed

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Former New York City police chief Bernard Kerik, hailed as a hero after the 9/11 attacks, has been sentenced to four years in jail.

Kerik pleaded guilty in November to eight charges, including lying to the White House and tax evasion.

He lied while being vetted for the post of homeland security chief in 2004.

Federal judge Stephen Robinson said the fact that Kerik, 54, used the attacks for "personal gain and aggrandisement" was "a dark place in the soul for me".

Kerik's admissions in November were part of a plea bargain which helped him avoid a maximum potential sentence of up to 61 years in jail.

But the judge still went beyond the sentence of between 27 and 33 months recommended by prosecutors.

Jacuzzi

Kerik has already agreed to file amended tax returns and pay $188,000 (£120,600) in restitution.

As well as making false statements to the White House and other federal officials, Kerik admitted accepting a $250,000 payback in the form of house renovations from a company to which he gave a city contract.

The company installed marble bathrooms, a jacuzzi and a new kitchen in Kerik's apartment in the upmarket New York suburb of Riverdale.

He also admitted tax crimes including failing to report more than $500,000 in taxable income between 1999 and 2004.

Mr Kerik had been hailed as a national hero following the 9/11 terror attacks and was nominated for the post of the head of the Department of Homeland Security under the Bush administration in 2004.

But he withdrew his name from consideration for the role after he was accused of failing to pay taxes, and of having extramarital affairs.
The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.
Carl Jung - Aion (1951). CW 9, Part II: P.14
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David Guyatt Wrote:It was difficult to decide whether to place this story in the 911 folder, the ohmigod corrupt cop folder, the inherent crookedness of the system folder or the Homeland Security "phew!" folder.

On balance I chose 911.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8522921.stm

Quote:Ex-NY police chief Kerik jailed

[Image: _47329835_008774497-1.jpg]

Former New York City police chief Bernard Kerik, hailed as a hero after the 9/11 attacks, has been sentenced to four years in jail.

Kerik pleaded guilty in November to eight charges, including lying to the White House and tax evasion.

He lied while being vetted for the post of homeland security chief in 2004.

Federal judge Stephen Robinson said the fact that Kerik, 54, used the attacks for "personal gain and aggrandisement" was "a dark place in the soul for me".

Kerik's admissions in November were part of a plea bargain which helped him avoid a maximum potential sentence of up to 61 years in jail.

But the judge still went beyond the sentence of between 27 and 33 months recommended by prosecutors.

Jacuzzi

Kerik has already agreed to file amended tax returns and pay $188,000 (£120,600) in restitution.

As well as making false statements to the White House and other federal officials, Kerik admitted accepting a $250,000 payback in the form of house renovations from a company to which he gave a city contract.

The company installed marble bathrooms, a jacuzzi and a new kitchen in Kerik's apartment in the upmarket New York suburb of Riverdale.

He also admitted tax crimes including failing to report more than $500,000 in taxable income between 1999 and 2004.

Mr Kerik had been hailed as a national hero following the 9/11 terror attacks and was nominated for the post of the head of the Department of Homeland Security under the Bush administration in 2004.

But he withdrew his name from consideration for the role after he was accused of failing to pay taxes, and of having extramarital affairs.

Honorable men, all.....:questionmark:Confusedecruity: Our would-be 'masters' honorable men, all....NOTStupid
"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn
"If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and never will" - Frederick Douglass
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