When It Comes to Wall Street, Preet Bharara Is No Hero

When It Comes to Wall Street, Preet Bharara Is No Hero

After his election in 1968, President Richard Nixon asked Robert Morgenthau, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, to resign. Morgenthau refused to leave voluntarily, saying it degraded the office to treat it as a patronage position. Nixon’s move precipitated a political crisis. The president named a replacement. Powerful politicians lined up to…

By United States Department of Justice (http://www.justice.gov/usao/nys/meetattorney.html) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By United States Department of Justice (http://www.justice.gov/usao/nys/meetattorney.html) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons




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