Ex-N.Y.P.D. Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik and Puerto Rico’s Governor Anibal Acevedo Vila are among the many indicted for allegedly hiding assets during public corruption and tax fraud schemes.  This "Asset Search News Roundup" is an update about the criminal cases pending against both of them.

The Daily News reported that a superseding indictment was filed this week against Bernard Kerik, who was New York City’s 40th Police Commissioner.  An August 18, 2008 docket entry in Mr. Kerik’s case also mentioned that the news media had unsuccessfully sought the unsealing of grand jury-related materials.  As my December 2, 2007 post "White-Collar Crime & A Former Top Cop" described, Mr. Kerik had among other things, been earlier indicted for an alleged public corruption and tax fraud scheme.

Meanwhile, I mentioned in "Puerto Rico’s Governor & Public Corruption", how Puerto Rico Governor Anibal Acevedo Vila had too been indicted on tax fraud and public corruption charges.  As the Court’s docket however reveals, parts of the Governor’s superseding indictment were just dismissed.  The grounds for said partial dismissal are fully provided in the Court’s December 1, 2008 Order.

Copyright 2008 Fred L. Abrams