Controversial ex-New York police Commissioner Bernard Kerik is a free man again — at least for now.
A federal judge in White Plains, N.Y., who tossed him in jail Oct. 20 for violating his pre-trial conditions, released him Tuesday so he could go home to his New Jersey mansion pending his Feb. 18 sentencing.
Kerik pleaded guilty last week to eight felony counts that included tax crimes and lying to the White House during his failed confirmation as head of the Department of Homeland Security.
His plea agreement calls for a sentence of 27 to 33 months, though the judge does not have to abide by that.
“This is not home confinement with morning strolls and afternoon strolls,” U.S. District Judge Stephen Robinson warned Kerik, according to the N.Y. Daily News. Kerik will have to wear an ankle monitoring bracelet.
The judge also raised his bail from $500,000 to $1.4 million, the paper reported. To read more click here.