Bernard Kerik Will Probably Plead Guilty to Corruption, Skate by with Three Years


Former NYPD Commissioner and one-time cabinet hopeful Bernard Kerik will most likely plead guilty to corruption charges on Thursday in federal court. A guilty plea would put him away for three years, if that, and resolve all three of his pending federal cases, worth a total of 140 years of jail time by some counts. So maybe Kerik did let a New Jersey construction company with some sketchy ties to the mob (unlike every other New Jersey construction company) pay for renovations to his Riverdale apartment in exchange for his help getting a city license for another ‘related’ company. And maybe he is a little nutty. Whatever, fuhgeddaboudit - three years ain’t bad.

Bernard Kerik May Accept Plea Deal [NYT]