November 10, 2007
Another Class Act

From Jim Dwyer’s sidebar on the Kerik trial in the Times:

Across the courtroom, in the jury box, courtroom artists peered at Mr. Kerik through opera glasses, sketching him in profile. During the 16 months he served as police commissioner under Rudolph W. Giuliani, Mr. Kerik had a stash of 30 miniature plaster busts of his own head — paid for by a private police foundation — that he gave to those deserving of such a memento.

From the main story:

The tax fraud charges include failing to report as income the $255,000 in renovations to his Bronx apartment, $236,269 in rent on the Upper East Side apartment for two years beginning in December 2001, consulting fees of $20,000 for two months in 2002, and royalties of $75,953 on a book of photographs about the Sept. 11 attacks.

Mr. Kerik had written a foreword for the book. Others involved, including the publisher and Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen, donated more than $500,000 in proceeds to the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund.



Posted by Jerome Doolittle at November 10, 2007 04:59 PM
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A list of those who have received those Bernie busts would be interesting. Maybe somebody's selling one on eBay.

Posted by: Joyful Alternative on November 11, 2007 1:12 AM
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