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Preet Bharara
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United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York
In office
August 13, 2009 – March 11, 2017
President Barack Obama
Donald Trump
Preceded by Michael J. Garcia
Succeeded by Geoffrey Berman
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Born
Preetinder Singh Bharara

October 13, 1968 (1968-10-13) (age 52)
Firozpur, Punjab, India
Political party Democratic
Education Harvard University (AB)
Columbia University (JD)

Preetinder Singh Bharara (/prt bəˈrɑːrə/; born October 13, 1968) is an Indian-born American lawyer and author. 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.


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