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Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Said to Have Been Investigating HHS Secretary Tom Price

ProPublica | Sara Bondioli | Posted 03.17.2017 | Politics

This piece originally appeared on ProPublica. Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was removed from his post by the Trump administration last week...

REPORT: Preet Was Investigating Trump's Health Secretary At Time Of Firing

ProPublica | Adam Goldberg | Posted 03.17.2017 | Politics

By Robert Faturechi ProPublica, March 17, 2017, 2:13 p.m.Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was removed from his post by the Trump administratio...

Preet Bharara Is Not A Hero

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 03.14.2017 | Politics
Josmar Trujillo

The outpouring of love over the weekend for now ex-United States Attorney Preet Bharara is remarkable given the fact that he’s put New York area fam...

Report: Preet Bharara Was Fired Amid Probe Into Fox News Sexual Harassment Settlements

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 03.13.2017 | Politics

Preet Bharara was fired while his office was reaching out to witnesses in an investigation into one of President Donald Trump’s favorite news outlet...

Monday's Morning Email: Preet Tweets: Fired U.S. Attorney Bharara Hints At Intrigue

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.13.2017 | Politics

TOP STORIES (And want to get The Morning Email each weekday? Sign up here.) NOTE TO MORNING EMAIL READERS: Lauren Weber is on vacation this week. W...

HuffPost Headline Quiz: See How Well You Know The Week's Top Stories

The Huffington Post | Christine Roberts | Posted 03.13.2017 | Politics

From House Republicans’ unveiling of a bill to repeal Obamacare to the firing of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, a lot happened last week. See how wel...

Controversy Rises Over Preet Bharara’s Dismissal

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 03.13.2017 | Politics

Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara spoke out on Sunday with a cryptic message about his dismissal. “By the way, now I know what the Moreland Commissi...

Rep. Elijah Cummings Suggests Trump May Have Fired Preet Bharara To Block Investigation

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.12.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, questioned on Sunday President Donald Trump’s moti...

After Refusing To Resign, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Says He Was Fired By Trump Justice Department

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 03.11.2017 | Politics

Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and one of the most high profile federal prosecutors in the country, says he...

Supreme Court Makes It Easier For Federal Prosecutors To Go After Insider Trading

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.06.2016 | Politics

NEW YORK ― The happiest prosecutor in the country right now could very well be Preet Bharara, the Manhattan federal prosecutor. Not only is he expec...

Supreme Court Weighs If Friendly Tips Worth Millions Are Insider Trading

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Does giving a gift worth a lot of money make you a better person? In a case that has Wall Street on alert, the Supreme Court on Wednesd...

Were The Horse Carriages, Patient Zero in Team de Blasio's, 'Absolutely Permissible' Pay-To-Play?

Sandi Bachom | Posted 06.06.2016 | New York
Sandi Bachom

On February 4th, when the Teamsters pulled support from a bill, they never agreed to in the first place, the Mayor sat in his SUV for 16 minutes, rather than face the men and women in top hats on the steps of city hall.

Wall Street Exec Tried To Scam People With ‘Brazen’ $95 Million Fraud, Feds Say

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 03.28.2016 | Business

A banker has been arrested and charged for trying to defraud investors out of $95 million, federal authorities said Monday. Andrew Caspersen, a partne...

US Attorney Becomes Rock Star In Turkey For Arresting Erdogan's Partner

Mahir Zeynalov | Posted 03.25.2017 | World
Mahir Zeynalov

Shortly after he was released from the jail, Reza Zarrab, at the heart of Turkey's colossal bribery scandal, said in a live TV interview that he is prepared to stand a trial before an impartial court.

No Federal Charges For NYPD Cop Who Shot And Killed Ramarley Graham

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 03.08.2016 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- Federal prosecutors won't bring civil rights charges against the NYPD police officer who shot and killed Ramarley Graham, an 18-year-old w...

Albany's Groundhog Day and New York's Secret Anti-Corruption Law

Andrew Stengel | Posted 12.03.2016 | New York
Andrew Stengel

Before I was a criminal defense lawyer, I was a prosecutor. Before I was a prosecutor I was the Senior Adviser for Government Reform for the Majority Conference in New York State Senate (the irony of the title considering the stream of corruption prosecutions and convictions since is not lost on me.)

Silver Heads for Slammer in Major New York Corruption Case

Frank Vogl | Posted 12.02.2016 | Crime
Frank Vogl

The need for honest politicians serving the public's interests is at the core of the American system of democracy. Nevertheless, in the U.S., as in every country, politics and corruption too often go hand-in-hand.

Ramarley Graham's Mother Tells DOJ To Stop Dragging Its Feet

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 07.24.2015 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- It's been nearly two years since the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it was reviewing the evidence in the death of Ramarley Grah...

New York City Will Implement Sweeping Reforms For Rikers Island Jail

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics

(Updates with further details on settlement) By Nate Raymond NEW YORK, June 22 (Reuters) - New York City has agreed to ...

Absolute Power Corrupts, Again

Tom Allon | Posted 05.11.2016 | New York
Tom Allon

Corruption in government is as old as democracy, but that doesn't mean we have to accept it and not do everything we can to at least limit it. Write to the Governor or your local legislator and demand they champion these six reforms.

New York's Top Federal Prosecutor Shoots Down Cuomo Claim

MSNBC | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK – Preet Bharara, New York’s top federal prosecutor, is rejecting claims by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that a federal review of corruption...

The Vultures of Albany, Past and Present

Sam Roberts | Posted 03.31.2015 | New York
Sam Roberts

Here's how a young New York State Assemblyman from Manhattan described his colleagues in Albany: One, he said, was "entirely unprincipled, and with the same idea of public life and the civil service that a vulture has of a dead sheep." Another's "intellectual capacity about equals that of an average balloon."

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's Warning Sends Chill Through Albany

New York Daily News | GLENN BLAIN , KENNETH LOVETT | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics

The big fish reportedly being looked at is Gov. Cuomo....

Matt Sledge

New York Speaker's Arrest Means Headaches For Andrew Cuomo

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo wasn't the one in custody on Thursday. But the arrest of powerful New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver could s...

PREET BRINGS THE HEAT

BuzzFeed | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

His frontal assault on the open secrets of New York political power has been a genuine shock to the state’s politics and even to its press, who miss...