Prosecutors are seeking a sentence of 27 to 33 months. The defense "supplied letters of support from [Kerik's] son, fellow police officers, a priest and a man who lost two sons on Sept. 11," the AP notes. But, "there was no letter from Giuliani."
Kerik once served as Giuliani's personal bodyguard, eventually winning a series of appointments in Rudy's mayoral administration. His run in city government culminated in a stint as police commissioner that overlapped with Sept. 11. Giuliani was responsible for getting Kerik the Homeland Security nod that ended in embarrassment -- he withdrew amid ethics questions -- and, ultimately, criminal charges for lying to the White House.
Kerik was later a business partner with Giuliani in his consulting firm.
But in the past several years, the man who Giuliani once lavishly praised as "always doing better than even I thought he would do" has largely played the role of political irritant. Kerik's indictment in 2007 became a problem for Giuliani during the presidential primary that year.
A spokesperson for Bracewell & Giuliani did not immediately respond to a request for comment.