R5 Former NYC Police Commissioner Jailed in Westchester After Bail Revoked

Bernard Kerik, the former New York City police commissioner who was President George W. Bush’s first nominee to head the Department of Homeland Security, spent his first jail day in Westchester yesterday.

According to prosecutors, a construction company allegedly paid for and completed renovations on the police commissioner’s  Bronx home in hopes of obtaining a city license. Kerik also allegedly failed to report $500,000 of income while running the Correction and Police Departments.

Kerik’s bail was revoked Tuesday because Westchester Federal Judge Stephen Robinson found reason to believe that Kerik had leaked confidential documents, which had been given to him for his defense, in order to win the sympathy of potential jurors. His defense team plans to appeal the decision to revoke his bond.

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