NEW YORK (AP) — Disgraced former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik has surfaced from prison to testify at a perjury trial in the Bronx.
The 57-year-old Kerik began testifying Monday in the case of two brothers accused of lying about renovations done on Kerik's apartment while he was a city official. He's expected to return to the witness stand on Wednesday.
The same investigation resulted in Kerik pleading guilty to corruption charges that landed him in a Maryland prison to serve a four-year term. He's been temporarily transferred to a lower Manhattan lockup so he can appear at the trial.
Kerik was hailed as hero after the Sept. 11 terror attacks and became a White House pick for Homeland Security chief. But he was forced to withdraw from consideration after reports surfaced about the shady apartment makeover and other misdeeds.