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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Keep mob out of trial: Kerik

Former top cop Bernard Kerik doesn't want the mob tainting his upcoming corruption trial.

In a White Plains federal court filing, the former NYPD commissioner claims jurors "may be . . . prejudiced" if prosecutors are allowed to reveal alleged organized-crime ties to Interstate Industrial Corp., which paid for $165,000 in renovations to Kerik's apartment in the Riverdale section of The Bronx.

Kerik also wants to keep under wraps the identities of "numerous co-defendants" in the securities-fraud case against Larry Ray, who was best man at Kerik's 1998 wedding and who introduced him to Interstate owner Frank DiTommaso.

The feds believe that the construction work was a bribe for Kerik to help Interstate win city contracts.



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