Spider-Man’s Uncle Sentences Bernard Kerik to Four Years

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Bernard Kerik, the former New York Police commissioner who almost became George W. Bush's Homeland Security chief, was sentenced today to four years in prison for tax fraud and lying to White House vetters, among other transgressions. The punishment imposed by judge Stephen C. Robinson was even more strict than prosecutors had requested, because, in Robinson's words, “I think it’s fair to say that with great power comes great responsibility and great consequences. I think the damage caused by Mr. Kerik is in some ways immeasurable.” [NYT]