Disgraced ex-NYPD Commissioner Bernie Kerik returned to the city he once policed with with an iron fist, weeping on the witness stand Monday as he recounted his harrowing fall from 9/11 hero to jailbird.
Rail thin and clean-shaven without his signature mustache, Kerik, 57, arrived at the Bronx Hall of Justice in a prison jumpsuit and handcuffs, but changed into a snappy blue suit with a red and blue tie before he took the stand.
The ruined top cop, who is serving time at a federal prison in Maryland for eight felony charges, choked up as he testified in the perjury trial of friends Frank and Peter DiTommaso.
“I didn’t do anything wrong,” Kerik bellowed, banging his fist on the witness stand. At one point, a court officer handed him a tissue as he wiped the tears from his eyes.
The DiTommaso brothers are charged with lying to a 2006 grand jury investigating Kerik for improprieties dating back to the late 1990s, when Kerik was the Department of Correction commissioner.
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by Tactical-Life / Oct 16, 2012