Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Alert

Follow us:
Follow @NY1 on Twitter Subscribe to this news feed 

News

Kerik Takes Stand In Bronx Perjury Trial

  • Text size: + -
TWC News: Kerik Takes Stand In Bronx Perjury Trial
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

Disgraced former New York City Police Department Commissioner Bernard Kerik appeared in a Bronx courtroom Monday to take the stand in the perjury trial of two of his friends.

Kerik testified for hours in the case against Peter and Frank Ditommaso.

Prosecutors say the two brothers did lavish renovations on Kerik's Bronx apartment and then lied about it to a grand jury.

Kerik says he only paid the brothers $30,000 to make his apartment "liveable and affordable."

Prosecutors are trying to prove the brothers may have done extra work for free as part of a political favor.

Kerik pleaded guilty in 2010 to filing false tax returns on those renovations and eight other felonies.

He also admitted to lying to the White House in his application for Homeland Security Secretary.

Kerik is currently serving four years in a federal prison for those charges.

10.11.12.248 ClientIP: 54.82.1.136, 165.254.42.71 UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) Profile: TWCSAMLSP