NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara addresses the media on May 7, 2013 in New York City. Bharara announced an indictment that charged leaders of the Mission Settlement Agency with mail and wire fraud in a scheme that allegedly victimized 1,200 debters in a multi-million dollar scheme. The case was the first referral from the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
As alleged, Ahmed Abassi had an evil purpose for seeking to remain in the United States - to commit acts of terror and develop a network of terrorists here, and to use this country as a base to support the efforts of terrorists internationally.
That attempted sale was part of a criminal scheme ... A million-dollar price tag, as high as it is, doesn't begin to describe the true value of an ancient artifact that is part of the fabric of a country's natural history and cultural heritage-priceless.More quotes »
Schumer: Move FBI office to Newburgh
conference in front of Newburgh City Hall, flanked by Mayor Judy Kennedy and city leaders.Noting FBI leaders and U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara "have agreed to do more" to fight violence in the city of 29,000, Schumer said he first called for the FBI to move Read more »
Editorial: Can Albany ever stop the corruption?
is how entrenched and notorious the culture of "pay to play" has become in New York politics. Preet Bharara , the latest in crusading U.S. attorneys, recounted a meeting he had with George Venizelos, the FBI 's top official in the region, to discuss expanding Read more »
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Third Via Rail suspect was denied entry into Canada: Kenney
for seeking to remain in the United States – to commit acts of terror and develop a network of terrorists here,” U.S. attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement Thursday. The charges say he was spotted in New York with a fellow Tunisian science student also from Globe and Mail Read more »
Terrorism: US - Tunisian citizen charged with visa fraud related to terrorism.
Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York; George Venizelos, the Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); and from Mike Hitchen Online Read more »
Smuggled Dinosaur Skeleton Returned To Mongolia
artifact. "We are very pleased to have played a pivotal role in returning Mongolia's million-dollar baby," U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said. "Of course, that million-dollar price tag, as high as it is, doesn't begin to describe the true value of an ancient from The Huffington Post Read more »
Rasputin Owner Michael Levitis Indicted for Defrauding Debt-Relief Customers Out of $2.2 Million
reality television enabler, Brooklyn restaurateur, and nightclub impresario. Also, according to Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, Rasputin co-owner Michael Levitis is a criminal: The D.A. and U.S. Postal Inspection Service New York Inspector-in-Charge from New York Magazine Read more »
Rasputin Supper Club owner nailed for ‘fraud’
government, authorities said. ”The true mission of Mission turned out to be fraud and deceit,” Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara said at a news conference. Three Mission employees were arrested along with Levitis, who’s currently on probation in an unrelated from New York Post Read more »