Preet Bharara

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Preet Bharara

Preetinder Singh "Preet" Bharara (born October 13, 1968) is an Indian-born American lawyer who served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2009 to 2017.

Bharara graduated from the Ranney School in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, as valedictorian in 1986.[1][2] He received his B.A magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1990 and his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1993, where he was a member of the Columbia Law Review.[3] Bharara became a naturalized United States citizen in 1980.[4]

In 2012, Bharara was named by Time magazine as one of "The 100 Most Influential People in the World," and by India Abroad as its 2011 Person of the Year.[5][6] Bharara was included in Bloomberg Markets Magazine's 2012 "50 Most Influential" list as well as Vanity Fair's 2012 and 2013 annual "New Establishment" lists.[7][8][9]


Bharara's office was the lead in prosecuting Dinesh D’Souza over alleged election law violations.[10][11]

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