Pasquale D’Amuro, the head of the FBI’s New York office, will replace former Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik as Giuliani Partners’ top law enforcement official, Newsday report. D’Amuro will join a subsidiary whose name was changed from Giuliani-Kerik last December, after the implosion of Kerik’s nomination for head of the U.S. Homeland Security Department.
D’Amuro helped lead investigations into the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the East Africa embassy bombings and the attack on the U.S.S. Cole in Yemen. He was appointed head of the New York office in July 2003. He reportedly was hand-picked by FBI director Robert Mueller with a mandate to reign in Kerik’s successor as police commissioner, Ray Kelly, who many in the FBI believed was taking credit for successful FBI terrorist investigations. Giuliani and Kelly are considered arch enemies; Kelly has never forgiven Giuliani for replacing him with William Bratton.