Former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik, who led the police department during the 9/11 attack, was sentenced to a four-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to tax fraud and other charges.
Kerik pleaded guilty in November to two counts of tax fraud, one count of making a false statement on a loan application, and five counts of making false statements to the government. He agreed to pay $187,931 in restitution.
He was accused of allowing a construction company to pay for approximately $255,000 worth of renovations on his home and not reporting it on his tax returns. Kerik also admitted that he did not report the matter to White House officials when he was under consideration for the post of Homeland Security Secretary during the Bush administration.
He worked out a plea deal last year with prosecutors to serve between 27 and 33 months in prison and has been under house arrest. However, Judge Stephen C. Robinson gave Kerik a longer sentence than the term recommended by prosecutors, but he could have been sentenced to up to 61 years in prison. His prison term will begin in May.
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