Kerik-connected contractors poured cracked concrete at Yankee Stadium
After less than a year, cracks are already appearing in the concrete pedestrian walkways in the $1.5 billion city-subsidized Yankee Stadium. The company that poured the concrete, Interstate Industrial Corporation, is currently starring in the trial of former Giuliani Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik.
Kerik, who was the Giuliani-recommended candidate for Chairman of Homeland Security, accepted $165,000 in renovations on his Riverdale apartment from the DiTomasso brothers, the principals of Interstate, in return for recommending them for city contracts they were barred from.
At the time, Giuliani, who later made his crusade to clear organized crime out of New York an issue in his presidential campaign, said he didn't know about Interstate's issues (which didn't comfort Senator McCain at all).
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