Lawyers for Bernard Kerik, the disgraced and indicted former NYPD commissioner, demand that feds explain how they got his former lawyer to rat him out. The Post reports a "sweeping, pre-trial motion" says that Joseph Tacopina told the governments things Kerik told him "in confidence." However, Tacopina claims nothing he told the feds was in client-lawyer protected conversation. Kerik also complained that he's being targeted for not paying taxes on his nanny while other high-profile people were accused of the same thing and never paid up. And regarding charges related to "making false statements," Kerik's lawyers say the government's questions--when being vetted for the Homeland Security top spot--were too vague, so not telling them about his links with mob isn't really lying.
Bernie Kerik Boo Hoos About Old Lawyer, Taxes
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