The disgraced former N.Y.C. top cop was accused of making multiple false statements to White House and other federal officials when he applied for an advisor position to former President Bush's Homeland Security Advisory Council and in connection with his nomination to be Secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security.
He was also charged with illegally receiving $255,000 in renovation work to his apartment from a contractor who wanted to do business with the City government, falsely telling regulators that the company did not have ties to organized crime, and failing to disclose these six-figure benefits in his financial disclosure forms.
That assessment is significant, because it helped pave the way for Judge Robinson to consider Kerik's guilty plea as made by someone who is not incapacitated with a mental impairment that could preclude him from pleading guilty.
Read Kerik's superseding indictment detailing his criminal charges here:
- Ex-head of NY Police Pleads Guilty to Corruption, Reuters (Nov. 5, 2009)
- Eric Tirschwell, Kerik's Criminal Defense Lawyer
- U.S. Attorney's Office, S.D.N.Y. - White Plains
- Press Release (U.S. v. Bernard Kerik), U.S. Attorney, S.D.N.Y., (Dec. 7, 2007)
- Disgraced and Penalized, Kerik Finds His Name Stripped Off Jail, New York Times (Jul. 3, 2006)