Former New York police commissioner Bernard Kerik, the man former President George W. Bush wanted to head Homeland Security, now faces charges of lying about taking bribes from contractors who rennovated his New York apartment while serving as the Big Apple’s top cop.

A federal grand jury indicted Kerik for making false statements about his relationships with the contractors during the vetting process for the Homeland Security job.

Kerik withdrew from consideration for the Homeland Security job when allegations arose about his employment of a nanny with questionable immigration status but rumors circulated around Washington at the time that he had other, more serious problems.

Kerik was just one in a long line of questionable Bush picks for sensitive jobs.

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