Preet Bharara, 40, is a Punjab-born Indian American lawyer, recently confirmed as the new Attorney for Manhattan in New York (considered the most prestigious federal prosecutor's post outside Washington) by the US Senate. Preet Bharara has advised New York Democrat Senator Charles Schumer on legal matters and had played a key role in the congressional investigation of the Bush administration’s firing of eight US attorneys.

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In a recent case involving the alleged inside trading by Raj Rajaratnam and others, US attorney Preet Bharara told a press conference that it was the largest hedge fund case ever prosecuted, adding that it also marked the first use of court-authorized wiretaps to capture conversations between suspects.