A person familiar with the case against former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik says he plans to enter a guilty plea to resolve three pending criminal trials.

The person tells The Associated Press that Kerik was expected to enter the plea in a White Plains federal courtroom on Thursday.

The person says the plea deal could send him to prison for around 2 1/2 years.

Kerik's attorney Michael Bachner said Wednesday he could not confirm or deny a plea agreement.

The person who spoke to the AP wasn't authorized to discuss the plea negotiations publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Kerik faced up to 140 years in prison if convicted of corruption and fraud charges. The first of his three trials was to begin Monday.