Disgraced Kerik Breaks Down at Friends' Perjury Trial

The former police commissioner appeared in a Bronx courtroom Monday much thinner and without his trademark moustache

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012  |  Updated 8:42 AM EDT
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Disgraced Kerik Breaks Down at Friends' Perjury Trial

A federal appeals court upheld former Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik's four-year prison sentence.

Disgraced ex-New York police commissioner Bernard Kerik choked up as he testified at the perjury trial of two former friends.

He appeared in a Bronx courtroom Monday much thinner and without his trademark moustache.

He was testifying at the trial of Frank and Peter DiTommaso. Their case dates to a 2006 grand jury investigation of Kerik, who's serving a four-year term in federal prison.

The brothers allegedly committed perjury for saying their construction company hadn't paid for renovations to Kerik's apartment. Kerik later pleaded guilty to receiving $165,000 in free renovations in exchange for helping them obtain a license for their company.

On Monday, a prosecutor asked if Kerik expected his guilty plea would allow him to get on with his life. Kerik teared up and said, "Yes, ma'am."

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