Source: Ex-NYC top cop indicted on fraud charges

NEW YORK - (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted Bernard Kerik,the former New York City police commissioner under former MayorRudy Giuliani, on various fraud charges, a person close to theinvestigation said Thursday.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because theindictment was sealed and wasn't expected to be unsealed untilKerik's arraignment on Friday.

The charges include mail and wire fraud, tax fraud, making falsestatements on a bank application, making false statements for aU.S. government position and theft of honest services, the personsaid.

The theft charge essentially accuses a government employee ofdefrauding the public by depriving it of the honest serviceexpected of him.

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