The Daily Outrage: NYPD chief during 9/11 attacks faces three years behind bars

WHO: Bernard Kerik

WHAT: The man who was head of the New York Police Department under Mayor Rudy Giuliani during the 9/11 terrorist attacks pleaded guilty to eight federal charges in a deal that could send him to prison for three years. Kerik admitted to tax evasion, lying to White House officials and helping a construction firm allegedly tied to organized crime win city contracts after it gave him free apartment renovations.

HOW IT UNRAVELED: Kerik, a former detective, rose to law enforcement stardom after being Giuliani’s driver. Rudy named him to head city jails in 2000 and put him in charge of the NYPD in 2001. But Kerik’s career fell apart when President George W. Bush nominated him for U.S. Homeland Security secretary in 2004 and background checks opened up a can of worms by revealing that he failed to pay taxes for a nanny.

OpinionOther Opinion

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Nicole Canedo looks at her City-issued Medical Reimbursement Account page on her computer outside her Berkeley apartment on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Canedo has worked numerous retail jobs in The City and the MRA has helped her with health costs. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Millions left sitting in medical reimbursement accounts by city workers

Health officials looking at how to improve access, outreach as untapped funds reach $409M

Dr. Grant Colfax, director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SF moves into purple tier, triggering curfew and business shutdowns

San Francisco moved into the state’s purple COVID-19 tier Saturday, requiring The… Continue reading

Indecline, an art activist collective in San Francisco, transformed a billboard into an editorial with a message blasting immigration policies of Donald Trump’s administration. (Screenshot, Indecline website)
Has immigration fallen off the administration’s radar? Not a chance

Enforced as executive orders, Trump’s hardline policies are proceeding, against will of the people

San Francisco lacks housing data that would let it track rental vacancies and prices. New legislation is seeking to change that.<ins> (Photo by Joel Angel Jurez/2016 Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Landlords blast proposal to require annual report on rentals as invasion of privacy

Housing inventory could give city better data on housing vacancies, affordability

University of San Francisco head coach Todd Golden coaches his team on defense during a 2019 gameat War Memorial Gymnasium on the campus of the University of San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Stunner in Bubbleville: USF upsets fourth-ranked Virginia

Less than 48 hours removed from a loss to a feeble UMass… Continue reading

Most Read