Eminent Indian-American attorney Preet Bharara has made it to the cover of the prestigious Time magazine for his crusade against Wall Street corruption and irregularities including insider trading.
"This man is busting Wall Street" Bharar's picture appeared in the latest edition of Time yesterday, the day on which he announced to have taken action against one of the oldest Swiss banks for having evaded American taxes and helping in flight of US money.
Currently US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Firozpur-born Bharara is engaged in a number of high-profile corruption cases including the one of insider trading against that of Rajat Gupta, former McKinsey head and a former Goldman Sachs director.
"US Attorney Preet Bharara has already taken down some of the financial world's most prominent figures. He's just getting started," says the cover story written by Bill Saporito and Massimo Calabresi.
Born of a Sikh father and Hindu mother, 43-year-old Bharara grew in New Jersey – a State which has a significant Indian-American population. He graduated from the prestigious Harvard College in 1990.
Nominated by President Barack Obama as the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Bharara was unanimously confirmed by the Senate in May 2009.
In this capacity since he was sworn in on August 13, 2009, Bharara oversees hundreds of criminal and civil cases, involving international terrorism, financial fraud, insider trading, public corruption, and gang violence, as well as the resolution of alleged civil rights violations at various public venues.