Preet Bharara
Born in:
India

Known for his office's prosecutions of nearly 100 Wall Street executives, Preet Bharara is the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. His office has reached historic settlements with the three largest banks in the United States and charged several elected officials in public corruption cases. In 2010, Bharara assisted in recovering $7.2 million in funds from Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme, which was used to compensate Madoff's victims. Updated July 2015