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Thursday, February 18

Bernie Kerik Goes To Jail

And this is the man Bush and Guiliani wanted to be the head of DHS.

District Judge Stephen Robinson went well beyond federal sentencing guidelines, which suggested 27 to 33 months. He said the guidelines do not take into account "the almost operatic proportions of this case."

The judge said that after 9/11, Kerik "in many ways acted in the highest tradition of a public servant." But then, he added, "The fact that Mr. Kerik would use that event for personal gain and aggrandizement is a dark place in the soul for me."

He said some of the crimes were committed while Kerik was "the chief law enforcement officer for the biggest and grandest city this nation has."

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said, "It is a very sad day when the former commissioner of the greatest police department in the world is sentenced to prison for base criminal conduct."

Kerik, a protege of former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, pleaded guilty in November to eight felonies, including tax fraud and lying to the White House while being vetted for the Homeland Security post in 2004.

Here's the story
And he's all worried about getting back to his wife and daughters according to the story.... boo hoo. Mr Kerick was having an affair with Judith "oh my god, Bill Clinton is such a pervert" Regan* in an apartment overlooking ground zero after 9/11. Kerick also had a 10 year affair with a NY correction officer.

*Judith Regan was an outspoken critic of the Clinton/Lewinsky affair in the 90's. At that particular time, she thought that extra marital sex was disgusting and got to say so as often as possible on national tv. She repeatedly lambasted Clinton on the Fox News Channel.

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