03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Kerik Using Giuliani Connection To Raise Money For Legal Defense

As we reported earlier, Bernard B. Kerik, the former New York police commissioner appointed by Rudolph W. Giuliani while he was mayor, was indicted today on charges that include tax fraud, obstruction of justice and lying to the White House.

Mr. Kerik, in the face of his troubles, has carried himself with what many would view as characteristic hubris, making frequent television appearances over the last year to speak as an expert on a range of subjects, from fighting terrorism to the war in Iraq. And despite public statements that he has stayed away from Mr. Giuliani, he has done little, it seems, to distance himself from the former mayor or President Bush; there are several pictures of him with both men on the Web site for his consulting business and he has used a photograph of himself with the former mayor on a separate site set up to raise money for his legal defense.

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