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Sun Nov 10, 2019, 10:45 PM

Giuliani Has Always Had Dubious Associations

a look at Giuliani’s inner circle
By Joe Mathews

Being a top aide to New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani allegedly brought a lot of perks to Bernard Kerik -- a new Jacuzzi, a “marble entrance rotunda” installed in a Bronx apartment, $9,000 a month in rent payments for a flat on the Upper East Side -- many of them paid for by people who had business with the city.

Those and other favors were laid out Friday in a corruption indictment against Kerik, New York’s former police commissioner. The charges open a window on Republican presidential candidate Giuliani’s inner circle, detailing how Kerik lived the high life during Giuliani’s law-and-order administration.

The indictment, with details that would fit an episode of “The Sopranos,” could create problems for the GOP front-runner, who has built his candidacy on his image as an efficient manager and dogged crime fighter.

Kerik was a police detective and onetime driver for Giuliani who the then-mayor elevated first to corrections commissioner and then in 2000 to police commissioner. Kerik faces 14 charges, including criminal conspiracy, tax evasion and making false statements to White House officials considering him for Homeland Security secretary.” ...

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2007-nov-10-na-kerik10-story.html

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Response to Me. (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 11:12 PM

1. From 2007

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Response to unc70 (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:29 AM

3. Yes It Sure Is

Giuliani has a long history of 'funny' associates

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Response to Me. (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 11:13 PM

2. Mobster lineage - father? grandfather?

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:34 AM

4. Funny You Should Ask

“Giuliani was born in an Italian-American enclave in East Flatbush in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, the only child of working-class parents, Harold Angelo Giuliani (1908–1981) and Helen Giuliani “

“Harold Giuliani, a plumber and a bartender,[30] had trouble holding a job, and was convicted of felony assault and robbery, serving time in Sing Sing.[31] After his release he worked as an enforcer for his brother-in-law Leo D'Avanzo, who ran an organized crime operation involved in loan sharking and gambling at a restaurant in Brooklyn.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudy_Giuliani

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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:46 AM

5. Connected to Russian mob from at least the mid '90s

and had developed questionable relations with factions within the police department and local FBI, which may have a lot to do with what he's been getting away with for decades now. I remember how disgusted I was in the 9/11 days when America cheered someone with his background as a hero because he postured dramatically in front of the cameras. "America's Mayor."

Seems to me large numbers of people have dangerously low standards of integrity, not just for public figures, and vague notions about most things that can be shifted almost any direction with even little puffs of suggestion.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:57 AM

6. I Did Not Know That

That America's Mayor business always irritated me. I thought he was a terrible mayor and didn't have an ounce of respect for him. Remember how his wife found out he was divorcing her when he announced it in a presser?

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