Preet Bharara

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Background

Generally Accepted Facts from Wikipedia

Preetinder Singh "Preet" Bharara (born 13 October 1968) is an Indian-born naturalized American attorney and the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Earning a reputation of a "Crusader" prosecutor, his office has prosecuted diplomats and people in other countries. He prosecuted nearly 100 Wall Street executives, reached historic settlements and fines with the four largest banks in the US, and closed multibillion-dollar hedge funds for activities including insider trading. He also prosecuted New York state politicians, including the [Democratic] Speaker of the New York State Assembly, Sheldon Silver, and the [Republican] Majority Leader of State Senate, Dean Skelos, and at one time he threatened to prosecute the governor Andrew Cuomo for alleged corruption.

Additional Relevant Facts

Criticism of Wall Street Handling

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Relationship to #Pizzagate

Connection to Anthony Weiner

Bharara is the US Attorney of the Southern District of NY, prosecuting the Anthony Weiner underage sexting case.[2]

Connection to the Clinton Foundation

It is believed Bharara is prosecuting another case regarding the Clinton Foundation.[3]

Connection to Ng Lap Seng, John Ashe, and Francis Lorenzo

Bharara is prosecuting the cases against Ng Lap Seng, [[John Ashe] and Francis Lorenzo.[4]

Connection to President-Elect Donald Trump

Bharara was reappointed by president-elect, Donald Trump.[5]

Firing

President Trump specifically fired Bharara.[6] Some believe it was because Bharara was "slow-walking" prosecutions involving the Anthony Weiner and Clinton Foundation cases.

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