Thursday, November 8, 2007

Former NYC Police Commissioner Expected to Be Charged

The media is quoting unnamed government sources that former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik is likely to be indicted by a federal grand jury on bribery and tax evasion charges, with an arraignment to occur on Friday, November 9.  Kerik was briefly nominated to head the Department of Homeland Security in 2004 before withdrawing from consideration due to "nanny tax" issues.  The charges relate to a $240,000 renovation of his Bronx apartment in 1999 -- pretty swanky for that part of town, but then nothing is cheap in New York -- that was allegedly paid for by contractors seeking his help in obtaining city contracts.  An AP story (here) notes that Kerik agreed earlier to extend the statute of limitations on the charge, and that waiver expires on November 15, so the indictment will come shortly if there is to be charges. (ph)

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