Bernie Kerik was transported from the hoosegow to the courthouse today where he pleaded guilty to federal charges of lying to the Bush Administration while he was being vetted for the post of Homeland Security chief, regarding some bills on which he received assistance from a potential city vendor while serving as New York’s corrections commissioner. Kerik indicated he would also plead guilty on related tax charges.
The former top cop was looking at decades in prison on various charges, but it is expected that this arrangement will only net him a couple of years.
Tom Robbins had some thoughts on this during the Yankees’ win last night.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 5, 2009