Former Giuliani Partner Faces Felony Charges

Kerik trial could embarrass the GOP frontrunner
By Caroline Miller,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 31, 2007 4:36 PM CDT
Kerik Set To Resign From His Post In Giuliani   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Bernie Kerik is about to embarrass his former pal and partner Rudy Giuliani again. Federal prosecutors say they will charge Kerik with with several felonies in connection with the same problems that sank his nomination for secretary of Homeland Security in 2004.

The former New York police commissioner faces  charges of tax evasion and giving false information to the federal government, as well as conspiracy to commit wiretapping.  Kerik declined last month to a plea deal, setting the stage for a trial that could draw attention to his close relationship with the GOP presidential frontrunner.