NYC giving away surplus security doors

NEW YORK, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- New York City is donating 19 high-security doors that cost almost $1 million to undisclosed foreign countries, a report says.

Kerik unaware of sale of his memorabilia

NEW YORK, July 18 (UPI) -- Goods offered on an Internet auction site purported from Bernard Kerik weren't placed for sale by the former N.Y. police commissioner.

NYC jail no longer named for corrupt cop

NEW YORK, July 5 (UPI) -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered a jail named for an ex-police chief who pleaded guilty to having dealings with alleged mobsters to be renamed.

Former NYC police head pleads guilty

NEW YORK, June 30 (UPI) -- Former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik admitted Friday that he accepted gifts from contractors.

Casino complaint names ex-N.Y. top cop

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik took money or "things of value" from two reportedly mob-linked contractors, New Jersey officials charged.

Asa Hutchinson quits homeland job

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Undersecretary for Homeland Security Asa Hutchinson resigned from office Monday, submitting his letter of resignation to the White House.

Bush names judge as Homeland chief

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush Wednesday nominated federal judge Michael Chertoff to be the new director of Homeland Security.

Bernard Kerik may be under FBI probe

NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- New York City's ex-police Commissioner Bernard Kerik under investigation by the city might be the subject of a FBI inquiry as well.

Kerik quits Giuliani's firm

NEW YORK, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik quit Rudy Giuliani's consulting firm just weeks after dropping his bid to be homeland security secretary.

Bush 'disappointed' about Kerik troubles

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- President Bush Monday said he was disappointed his choice to head the DHS did not work out but added he felt confident of the vetting process.

White House now blames Kerik

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The White House is reportedly blaming Bernard Kerik for not disclosing potential roadblocks in its bid to name him the nation's homeland security chief.

Kerik withdraws as DHS nominee

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik withdrew Friday as President George W. Bush's choice as Homeland Security chief.

Kerik withdraws name from DHS confirmation

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Bernard Kerik, President Bush's nominee to head the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has withdrawn himself from consideration, citing personal reasons.

Kerik withdraws as homeland nominee

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Bernard Kerik, the president's choice to head the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, unexpectedly withdrew his name from consideration Friday.

Thompson quits HHS

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson announced his resignation Friday from the Bush Cabinet.
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Bernard Kerik
Secretary for Homeland Security-designate Bernard Kerik invites his family to join him and US President George W. Bush after the announcement of his appointment in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, D.C. on December 3, 2004. Kerik replaces Tom Ridge. (UPI Photo/Ron Sachs/POOL)

Bernard Bailey "Bernie" Kerik (born September 4, 1955 in Newark, New Jersey) is a former American law-enforcement officer. Kerik was Police Commissioner of the City of New York from 2000 to 2001, under Mayor Rudy Giuliani. In December 2004, George W. Bush nominated Kerik as Secretary of Homeland Security. A week later, Kerik withdrew his nomination, explaining that he had employed an illegal immigrant as a nanny; subsequently, numerous allegations surfaced which would likely have led to a confirmation battle. In 2006, Kerik pled guilty to two unrelated ethics violations after an investigation by the Bronx District Attorney's Office, and was ordered to pay $221,000. He is currently under Federal investigation: A grand jury issued a multi-count indictment on November 8, 2007 alleging conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud and lying to the Internal Revenue Service. Kerik surrendered to authorities on Friday, November 9, 2007, was arraigned before Magistrate Judge George Yanthis in White Plains, New York Federal Court, and pled not guilty to all 16 charges.

The son of Donald Raymond Kerik, Sr. and Patricia Joann Bailey, Kerik was born in Newark, New Jersey into a Roman Catholic family, and raised in Paterson, New Jersey.

Kerik attended Eastside High School, but dropped out to enlist in the army. He later received a General Equivalency Diploma. After leaving the New York City Police Department, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from Empire State College of the State University of New York in 2002. He also attended Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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