'Secrets, Lies, and the College Cult,' a Hulu remake of 'Stolen Youth,' dive into a tale of control, extortion, and violent assaults, give us an insight into Larry Ray as the predator he is. After all, he not only brainwashed students of the elite Sarah Lawrence College into an abusive cult, he also shocked many people's lives through his careful words and manipulations, including now his former friend
Bernard Kerik, who is he?
Bernard, an army veteran who joined the New York police force in 1986, actually rose to prominence in the early 1990s due to his close involvement with former New York mayor Rudolph "Rudy" Giuliani. That's because he proudly served as his driver and bodyguard during the 1993 mayoral election before joining the Department of Correction in 1994 with complete support. It was then a mere year later that he first met Larry, who was later recognized as the greatest guy at his 1998 wedding to Hala Matli.
Bernard was actually elected to the position of Commissioner of the Department of Corrections the same year as his marriage — a position he held until he received the title of New York Police Commissioner in 2000. He was thus in charge of the tragic September 11, 2001 attacks, which earned him international recognition as well as numerous awards in the United States and around the country. However, things started to change since Larry was apparently determined to seek vengeance when his friend failed to assist him.
Larry was supposedly the one to expose Bernard's mob links in the early 2000s, which were further investigated when he resigned from the job as a former officer in 2001. Despite the fact, he later disclosed that he'd previously unknowingly hired an undocumented person as a nanny.
What Has Happened to Bernard Kerik?
Bernard was sentenced to four years in federal prison, plus three years of probation, as well as an order to pay $188,000 in restitution in 2010, following a guilty plea to five misdemeanor counts in connection with the purported organized crime connection in June 2006.
Bernard was reportedly released from federal custody on October 15, 2013, and his supervised release period ended for good in October 2016, indicating that he has been a free man since. On February 18, 2020, President Donald Trump granted him a total pardon for eight felony convictions.
Larry's claim against Bernard, specifically about him paying children (Larry's victims) to poison him, has never been backed by evidence. Therefore, today, at the age of 67, the former police executive lives around the New York City Metropolitan Area, where he is a public speaker, entrepreneur, consultant, and author.