Kerik pleads guilty to eight felonies

Bernard B. Kerik, former Commissioner of the New York City Police Department and the Department of Corrections, pleaded guilty in White Plains federal court to eight felonies, two of which were separately charged in an indictment in the District of Columbia.

Kerik pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stephen C. Robinson to: one count of obstructing and impeding the due administration of the internal revenue laws from 1999 to 2007, one count of aiding in the preparation of a false tax return (for the 2000 tax year), one count of making a false statement on a loan application and five counts of making false statements to the federal government.

Two of the false statement counts — the two counts that Kerik also agreed to transfer to White Plains from Washington, D.C. — relate to materially false statements that Kerik made to White House officials vetting him for the position of Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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