Friends of former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik are trying to raise funds to help pay his legal defense bills.
Kerik's friends plan to hold a fundraising party Dec. 1 at a banquet hall in his hometown of Paterson, N.J. Organizers are asking for a minimum donation of $75 per ticket.
Coordinator Anthony Modaffari says there has been an "overwhelming outpouring from the law-enforcement community seeking to assist Kerik."
Kerik was indicted on charges that he accepted free renovations to his Bronx apartment from a company seeking to do business with the city. He also faces charges for lying to the White House and fixing false income tax returns.
He has pleaded not guilty.