| Michael Chertoff |
(deep politician, lawyer)
Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S.
|Alma mater||Harvard University, London School of Economics and Political Science|
|Founder of||The Chertoff Group|
|Member of||Knights of Malta|
A long-standing US Republican Party apparatchik and dual US/Israeli citizen who has held senior US legal and national security positions.
United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey
Chertoff was United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey when the 1993 WTC Bombing.
Operation Green Quest
Chertoff was picked by the White House to head Operation Green Quest, a multi-agency initiative to investigate the funding of terrorism. While doing this job (for about a month) Chertoff also acted as the defense attorney for Magdy Elamir, who was being investigated for funneling some million dollars to terrorists.
United States Secretary of Homeland Security
Chertoff was United States Secretary of Homeland Security.
After leaving the job as Secretary of Homeland Security, he headed The Chertoff Group. He has attracted criticism for promoting TSA X-ray scanners as "ex-Secretary of Homeland Security", even as his company was dealing with customers who stood to benefit from their rollout.
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