More on Bernard in today’s NYT. “In June 2000, two months before Bernard B. Kerik was appointed police commissioner, New York City’s top investigative agency learned that he had a social relationship with the owner of a New Jersey construction company suspected of having business ties to organized crime figures, city documents show. The city’s Department of Investigation took two days of testimony from Frank DiTommaso, the owner of the company, Interstate Industrial Corporation. It also formally interviewed Mr. Kerik himself.”
It goies without saying, of course, that “there is no indication that Mr. Kerik did anything illegal or improper”. Naturally. If there had been, surely St Rudolf [Guiliani] would never have appointed him New York’s Top Cop.