Kerik spent three years at a federal minimum-security prison for tax fraud and making a false statement.
Kerik pleaded guilty in late 2009 to charges that included tax fraud, making a false statement on a loan application and lying to the White House while he was being vetted to lead the cabinet-level Department of Homeland Security in 2004.
Kerik was led into the Bronx courthouse by federal marshals and was allowed to change out of his prison jumpsuit and into a business suit before taking the stand.
Bernard Kerik was treated fairly by a judge who gave him a year longer in prison than the three-year term called for by federal sentencing guidelines, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.
Former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik says he received a tougher sentence because the judge took his case “personally.”
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