The Daily Outrage: NYPD chief during 9/11 attacks faces three years behind bars

WHO: Bernard Kerik

WHAT: The man who was head of the New York Police Department under Mayor Rudy Giuliani during the 9/11 terrorist attacks pleaded guilty to eight federal charges in a deal that could send him to prison for three years. Kerik admitted to tax evasion, lying to White House officials and helping a construction firm allegedly tied to organized crime win city contracts after it gave him free apartment renovations.

HOW IT UNRAVELED: Kerik, a former detective, rose to law enforcement stardom after being Giuliani’s driver. Rudy named him to head city jails in 2000 and put him in charge of the NYPD in 2001. But Kerik’s career fell apart when President George W. Bush nominated him for U.S. Homeland Security secretary in 2004 and background checks opened up a can of worms by revealing that he failed to pay taxes for a nanny.

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