Remember back when 9/11 happened and Mayor Giuliani was right downtown by the towers with the New York City Police Commissioner trying to keep order and get rescue efforts organized? Well that police commissioner’s name was Bernard Kerik. Kerik, by most accounts, did a pretty good job cleaning up the mean streets of NYC as the police commissioner. He seemed like a pretty decent dude and a couple years later President Bush submitted his name for consideration as National Director of Homeland Security. It seemed that Kerik knew he could not stand up to the scrutiny of such a position so he withdrew his name from nomination saying that he had hired an illegal alien as a nanny or something.
After that, I reckon some people started digging into his background and discovered he had been doing a bunch of bad stuff like lying to the IRS, wire fraud, conspiracy and more than a dozen charges. In February of 2010, Kerik got sentenced to four years in federal prison.
I bet you are wondering why I am blogging about this dude. Because while all of that is kind of interesting, it’s old news and not very celebrityish. True, but the guy got released on Tuesday and came home to his house in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey to a catered dinner party for himself and twenty or so of his closest friends. And guess what caterer he hired to make all of the things he missed while being in prison? Did you guess the Manzos? If so, you are correct.
According to NewJerseyNewsroom.com :
“He put a request in for some food that he’s been missing for a few years,” said Albert Manzo, who runs Brownstone catering in Paterson along with his wife Caroline Manzo, a star on the hit reality show, The Real Housewives of New Jersey. “He loves our short ribs, shrimp scampi — a lot of things he doesn’t have access to there,” added Manzo, whose chocolate fountain and gourmet desserts have been New Jersey staples for decades.”
Yeah, I know that was a long way to go for a flimsy punchline. I just thought it was kind of interesting. Carry on.