Friends Chip in For Kerik

Kerik has been indicted on fraud charges

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.

Contact Us