On July 21, 2010, inmate and former NYPD CommissionerBernard Kerik used the social website Twitter to post his opposition to the opening of the Park51 Islamic Community Center near Ground Zero. The post read, "If we let them defile ground zero with a beachhead for sharia we will validate their sense of victory on 9/11 and encourage future attacks on America. No mosque at Ground Zero" and included a link to a Web video showing the Twin Towers falling. A Federal Bureau of Prisons official told Salon, "Inmates don't have Internet access. He probably has a family member doing it for him." The official also said Kerik may have access to something called TRULINCS, a prison e-mail system that allows inmates to exchange e-mails with people (typically family members or friends) on an approved list.
Released from custody in 2015; served 29 months.
Former real estate investor and key informant for Operation Bid Rig, one of the largest corruption stings in US history resulting in the convictions of dozens of public officials in New Jersey; arrested in 2006 for masterminding a $50 million bank fraud.