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Ding Dong – the Thug is Jailed October 21, 2009

Posted by judylobo in Photography, Politics, Videos.
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bernieI was out all day yesterday and it was not until about 6 PM that I heard the news that the former NYC Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik (under Chief of the Thugs, Rudy Giuliani) was jailed when a federal judge revoked his bail a week before his trial on conspiracy and fraud charges was due to begin. Schadenfreude is an apt word for this story.

A federal judge granted the prosecutors’ request to revoke bail because of new accusations of criminal contempt for disclosing nonpublic case information in order to influence the upcoming jury and to garner public sympathy before the trial. Kerik had been allowed to remain free under a $500,000 bail package after he pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and fraud charges in November 2007. He also faces other charges — including other fraud and tax charges as well as lying to White House officials during their background checks on him — that will be prosecuted separately at a later date.  Judge Stephen C. Robinson of Federal District Court in White Plains described Mt Kerik as a “toxic combination of self-minded focus and arrogance.” Whoa!

Kerik is accused of receiving apartment renovations from a construction firm that had been suspected of organized crime ties in exchange for helping the company win city contracts, according to his indictment. He tried to convince city regulators the contractors were free of mob ties and should be approved to do business requiring city permits, the indictment alleges. His career began to unravel upon being subjected to background checks when President George W. Bush nominated him in 2004 to become Homeland Security secretary.

Here is the story with one of those funny verbal slips (‘top cock’) on Local News Channel 7:

Schadenfreude:

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1. Gloria - October 21, 2009

Fun song and right on the money. Almost makes me want to see Avenue Q!

2. Carol King - October 21, 2009

Schadenfreude is one of my favorite words. Ave. Q was a great show. And this couldn’t have happened to a nicer person. Top Cock indeed!


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