Ex-NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik released from prison

Posted at 11:15 AM, May 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-28 11:38:44-04

Former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik has been released from a Maryland prison and is expected to return home to New Jersey.

Kerik has been in prison since 2010 following his guilty plea in a web of corruption that included tax fraud and yielded eight felony convictions.  It was unclear if Kerik would finish out the final year of his four-year sentence under home confinement.

Kerik was widely seen as an American hero after the attack on the World Trade Center, and at one point was nominated for director of homeland security, a nomination that collapsed under the weight of a nanny scandal that led to the eventual unraveling of his reputation and the criminal probe.

Monica Morales has the story.