Preet Bharara

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Preet Bharara
United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York
In office
August 13, 2009 – March 11, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
Donald Trump
Preceded byMichael J. Garcia
Succeeded byGeoffrey Berman
Personal details
Preetinder Singh Bharara

(1968-10-13) October 13, 1968 (age 55)
Firozpur, Punjab, India
Political partyDemocratic
EducationHarvard University (AB)
Columbia University (JD)

Preetinder Singh Bharara (/prt bəˈrɑːrə/; born October 13, 1968) is an Indian-born American lawyer and writer. He was the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2009 to 2017. He was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for five years. In March 2017, he was controversially fired by President Donald Trump.

According to The New York Times, Bharara was one of the "nation's most aggressive and outspoken prosecutors of public corruption and Wall Street crime" during his tenure.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Benjamin Weiser & William K. Rashbaum, With Preet Bharara’s Dismissal, Storied Office Loses Its Top Fighter, The New York Times (March 10, 2017).
  2. "An Insider's Look at Financial Crime: Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, and "Madoff' Author Diana B. Henriques". October 17, 2017. Retrieved June 6, 2020.