|United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York|
August 13, 2009 – March 11, 2017
|Preceded by||Michael J. Garcia|
|Succeeded by||Geoffrey Berman|
Preetinder Singh Bharara
October 13, 1968
Firozpur, Punjab, India
|Education||Harvard University (AB)|
Columbia University (JD)
Preetinder Singh Bharara (/ /; 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.
References[change | change source]
- Benjamin Weiser & William K. Rashbaum, With Preet Bharara’s Dismissal, Storied Office Loses Its Top Fighter, The New York Times (March 10, 2017).
- "An Insider's Look at Financial Crime: Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, and "Madoff' Author Diana B. Henriques". www.sec.gov. October 17, 2017. Retrieved June 6, 2020.