Rudy Giuliani And Bernard Kerik

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Sitting in a tree.

New York City documents show that the chief of an internal watchdog agency briefed Mayor Giuliani and his top aides several times on the background of Bernard Kerik before the mayor appointed his pal commissioner of the New York Police Department in 2000. Edward Kuriansky, then head of the city's Department of Investigation, knew at the time that Kerik had dubious relationships—including with his former best man, who'd been indicted for stock fraud, and two brothers who owned a company with suspected ties to organized crime (allegations that the company denies). The documents, entries from "daily calendars" maintained by Kuriansky, show the investigator was scheduled to attend five meetings with Giuliani to discuss Kerik's NYPD candidacy.