Preet Bharara on Justice

Monday, November 19, 2012

Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, discusses his role in prosecuting Wall Street crime and terror cases.



Preet Bharara

Comments [12]

Eugenia Renskoff from Brooklyn, NY

Hi, Why don't prosecutors do everything possible (and more, if everything possible does not work) to get the borrowers their money back? There is, as someone said, one set of rules for the banks and one for the people who actually made the mortgage payments and got scammed, as in my case. This is not right. It is not justice and it certainly is not fair. Eugenia Renskoff

Nov. 19 2012 01:05 PM
frank from manhattan

that was a very softball interview - how do we get you to ask the tough questions brian? prosecutions related to the financial crisis are a joke - the banks have succeeded in having one set of laws for the general public, and another for themselves.

Nov. 19 2012 11:34 AM
George from NY

omg, i just saw this this weekend - Skyfall the new Bond movie...cyber crime

Nov. 19 2012 11:25 AM
Leo from Queens

Can you ask your guest as to how closely he works with the NYPD in the joint anti-terrorism task force? Does he condone the fact that the NYPD has used this to conduct political surveillance, intimidation and repression of people who disagree with the current oligarchy running NYC - I.e, surveillance of all mosques; infiltration of anti-war activists leading to the Iraq invasion; Surveillance of Occupy Wall Street members, etc.

Is his office coordinating this type of political repression and surveillance of non-violent groups that are 'different' from or disagree with those that have economic and political control of the City.

Nov. 19 2012 11:24 AM
EJ from westchester

Missing from this conversation is how bubbles, like the mortgage one, are the only saving grace for our economic system..

Nov. 19 2012 11:21 AM
bernie from bklyn


Nov. 19 2012 11:21 AM
Leo from Queens

Can you ask your guest if his office will be open and receptive to investigating the NYC agencies and politicians who have turned City government to the private pervue of politically connected developers and other criminal syndicates - A couple of examples:

City Register: works with organized crime syndicates; developer and speculators to commit real estate fraud and take property away home owners - usually immigrants and the elderly. When confronted with the obvious corruption and lack of transparency they become defensive. As a result, hundreds of millions of illegal monies are being laundered through NYC real estate with the tacit support of City officials.

Department of Buildings: Many in the DOB currently work with developers and construction companies to overlook current building regulation and standards which has led to hundreds of killings of construction workers and innocent residents because the DOB refuses to address reckless and illegal construction and retaliates against property owners and others who file complaints of illegal; dangerous construction and lack of enforcement of unsafe work site rules and overlooks current zoning and construction regulation.

Nov. 19 2012 11:20 AM
aaron from harlem

why have there been so few prosecutions of banks for the financial crisis? how many people have gone to jail? statutes of limitations are about to run out for much of this criminal behavior, and US attorneys appear to being doing very little about it.....

Nov. 19 2012 11:18 AM
Shirley Koshi from Riverdale,NY

Preet reminds me of IAS officers from India, apoltical. He is incredibly smart, humble and even tho he is a lawyer, he smiles !!!
Keep it up

Nov. 19 2012 11:18 AM
bernie from bklyn

please ask him about INDIVIDUAL prosecution. are any CEO's, bankers going to be held PERSONALLY and financially liable? it ain't gonna happen- more hot air.

Nov. 19 2012 11:16 AM

What you can only call a settlement, JP Morgan were given not so much a slap on the wrist, but Americans were given another slap in the face.

And just to infuriate all those progressives, and (true) libertarians out there, even more, go to the Verge video on Verizon. Another perfect example of corporate government privatizing profit and socializing loss. There has been plenty of time for Verizon to adapt and modernize their Manhattan operation, but they allowed it to take the full brunt of *predicted* flood damage to reap the highest compensation - and who do you think will foot that bill? Let's see how much of all that lovely money Cuomo is asking for actually goes to the low income, home owners and small business, ha ha.

Sorry but the niceties of your ridiculous last guest and his not-so-veiled conservative behaviorism, don't quite apply when society, that "well-oiled machine" is greased by greed and perfectly legal corruption.

Nov. 19 2012 11:10 AM
bernie from bklyn

"discusses his role in prosecuting Wall Street crime and terror cases"- ha! that's very funny...should be a very short conversation. members of our government that fail to prosecute these obvious criminals are just as complicit as those who are getting away with these crimes. this guy, schneiderman, eric holder- they're all complicit. all the mongrels at goldman sachs are laughing their asses off!

Nov. 19 2012 11:05 AM

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