Michael Chertoff

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Person.png Michael Chertoff  
(deep politician, lawyer)
Born 1953/11/28
Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S.
Nationality Dual US/Israeli
Alma mater Harvard University, London School of Economics and Political Science
Religion Jew
Children • Philip
• Emily
Spouse Meryl Justin
Founder of The Chertoff Group
Member of Knights of Malta
Party Republican
A long-standing US Republican Party apparatchik and dual US/Israeli citizen who has held senior US legal and national security positions.

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In office
February 15, 2005 - January 21, 2009
Preceded by James Loy
Succeeded by Janet Napolitano

United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey

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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.[1]

United States Secretary of Homeland Security

Chertoff was United States Secretary of Homeland Security.

Chertoff Group

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.[2]


  1. http://www.nytimes.com/1998/12/18/nyregion/metro-business-judge-freezes-assets-of-head-of-hmo.html
  2. http://gawker.com/5437499/why-is-michael-chertoff-so-excited-about-full-body-scanners

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