Bernie Kerik gets 4 years in the Slammer

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    federal time, too, so he'll do at least 85% of it.
    tough break, bernie.



    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Former New York City police Commissioner Bernard Kerik has been sentenced to four years in federal prison.

    Kerik was hailed as a hero after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. He admitted last year that he lied to the White House while being vetted for chief of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

    He also pleaded guilty to tax fraud and six other felonies.

    Ex-NYC police boss Bernard Kerik gets 4 years in prison - BostonHerald.com
     
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    His going to jail was pretty much a given once he was charged.

    But I'm afraid I have a problem with judges going outside the plea deal made by the prosecutor and the defendant. I know they have the right to do it, but I think it's bad form. And I think the judge just wanted them talking about how tough he was. I never like that.
     
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    Ha ha ha, Bushy tried to make him head of homeland security! :lol:
     
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    Notice that Rudy was noticeably absent and didn't even write a letter for him for sentencing.

    And I hate to say it, but he'd have been great at Homeland Security.
     
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    I agree. Kerick would have been awesome as Homeland Security Chief.

    Don't quite know what he did to get arrested???

    I also agree on the plea deal. Wonder how many others will want to plead now???
     
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    His farts won't make a sound anymore after he gets stretched out.
     
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    If I'd been the judge I'd have sentenced him to nine to eleven, just for the fun of it.
     
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    He was always entertaining to listen to.
    He will be more so when he gets out.
     
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    I have mixed feelings on this one.

    While I certainly understand that he needed to get punished for what he had done -- I also feel that there was (in effect) too little credit given to him for all of the service he had performed.

    Some folks spend a lifetime richly deserving incarceration.

    Other folks, though deserving of some incarceration, managed to spend most of their life deserving better.

    My belief is that Bernie Kerik falls more into the latter category. The judge had some legitimate things to say (a great deal of it to the contrary of my point of view). I can't say the judge was exactly wrong, either. But damn! SOME credit for all the good Kerik had done wouldn't have undermined "justice," either.
     
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    Read more: Bernard Kerik pleads guilty to lying about payoff: He's first NYPD commish to admit to crime
     

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