Bernard Kerik, the former New York City Police Commissioner under Rudy Giuliani, pled guilty to eight felonies in federal court in White Plains on November 5, 2009. Kerik was facing potential jail time of 61 years for a combination of charges including tax fraud, submitting false statements on a mortgage application, and lying to White House officials in 2004 when he was under consideration for secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Regarding the latter charge, apparently Mr. Kerik had received more than $200,000 in apartment renovations from Interstate Industrial Corp., in exchange for his assistance in trying to ease municipal regulations for the company, but he denied this when questioned by federal officials.
Under the plea deal, the 54 year old Kerik is likely to serve between 27 and 33 months in prison. He will be sentenced in U.S. District Court by Judge Steven C. Robinson on February 18, 2010.
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