Ex-NYPD Police Boss Breaks Down at Trial

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Disgraced ex-New York police commissioner Bernard Kerik choked up as he testified at the perjury trial of two former friends.

He appeared in a Bronx courtroom Monday much thinner and without his trademark moustache.

He was testifying at the trial of Frank and Peter DiTommaso. Their case dates to a 2006 grand jury investigation of Kerik, who's serving a four-year term in federal prison.

The brothers allegedly committed perjury for saying their construction company hadn't paid for renovations to Kerik's apartment. Kerik later pleaded guilty to receiving $165,000 in free renovations in exchange for helping them obtain a license for their company.

On Monday, a prosecutor asked if Kerik expected his guilty plea would allow him to get on with his life. Kerik teared up and said, "Yes, ma'am."


More in:

News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.


Latest Newscast




WNYC is supported by the Charles H. Revson Foundation: Because a great city needs an informed and engaged public


Supported by