Bernie Kerik Pleads Not Guilty To Tax Fraud

01/29/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • NY Times

Bernard B. Kerik, the former New York City police commissioner who at one point was President Bush's top choice to lead the federal Department of Homeland Security, pleaded not guilty on Monday morning to new tax-fraud charges that were added to his public-corruption case.

As part of a superseding indictment, Mr. Kerik, 53, was arraigned on two new charges of aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns for the tax years 2002 and 2005, and one new charge of making false statements regarding a loan application for a home loan. Mr. Kerik was originally indicted in November 2007 on corruption, conspiracy and tax fraud charges.

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