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Disgraced Kerik Tries Again to Get Bail

Kerik was sent to the slammer after being accused of trying to taint the jury



    Disgraced Kerik Tries Again to Get Bail
    **CORRECTS TO KERIK NOT KERICK IN FIRST SENTENCE** In this undated photo released Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009 by the Westchester County Executive's Office, Bernard Kerik is shown. An angry federal judge sent former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik to jail Tuesday for sharing secret pretrial information with a "propagandist" who Kerik claimed was really his lawyer. Kerik will be forced to await his upcoming corruption trial behind bars. Judge Stephen Robinson found probable cause to believe he was in contempt of court and revoked his $500,000 bail. (AP Photo/Westchester County Executive's Office)

    Disgraced former NYPD commissioner Bernie Kerik will be back in a federal courtroom in White Plains Tuesday afternoon to try to get bail.  Kerik pleaded guilty last week to eight corruption-related counts.  Kerik admitted he never reported tens of thousands of dollars in cash and gifts he had received while working as a city official.

      Kerik had his bail revoked after Judge Stephen Robinson accused the former police commissioner of improperly leaking confidential materials that were going to be used at trial. 
    After Kerik pleaded guilty, the judge said he would consider granting Kerik bail since that the possible tainting of a jury pool from improper leaks is no longer an issue.  Tears rolled down Kerik's face when Judge Robinson said at sentencing he would take into consideration Kerik's years as a public servant.