2009 in Mug Shots

Bernard Kerik
Westchester County Executive's Office / Reuters

Bernard Kerik
Accused of: tax fraud, making false statements
The former New York City police commissioner's legal problems began in 2007 when a construction company suspected of having ties to organized crime allegedly paid for much of the renovation work at Kerik's home in Riverdale, N.Y., in the hope that he would help the company obtain a city license. Though charges directly related to that incident were dropped, Kerik ultimately pleaded guilty in November 2009 for concealing the work from the Internal Revenue Service and making false statements in relation to it during the vetting process that followed his nomination to head the Department of Homeland Security under President Bush.

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