Bernard Kerik to start federal prison term

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) – Former New York City police Commissioner Bernard Kerik is due to report to federal prison to begin his 4-year term for tax fraud, lying to the White House and other felonies.

The federal Bureau of Prisons said last week it would not identify Kerik’s prison until after he reports Monday.

Kerik was commissioner when the World Trade Center was leveled by terrorists and was declared a hero for his steely resolve.

He pleaded guilty in November.

Kerik’s career peaked when he was nominated to lead the Department of Homeland Security. He admitted that during the vetting process he lied about his past.

After he was sentenced, he apologized to the nation and said he hoped he would be remembered for his service.