THE AMERICAN JOURNAL

Ex-NYC police boss Kerik sentenced to 4 years in prison for White House lies, tax fraud

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) ā€” Former New York City police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, who was hailed as a hero alongside former Mayor Rudy Giuliani after the Sept. 11 terror attacks and nearly became chief of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, was sentenced to four years behind bars Thursday for eight felonies.

Kerik admitted in November that he lied to the White House, filed false taxes and committed other crimes.

“The fact that Mr. Kerik would use that event (9/11) for personal gain and aggrandizement is a dark place in the soul for me,” said federal Judge Stephen Robinson.

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February 18, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized |

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