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Bharara Paints World of Crime for Law Grads

Sunday, May 19, 2013

US Attorney Preet Bharara has some advice for the next generation of lawyers entering the working world. He told an audience of Fordham Law School graduates on Sunday, there's plenty of crime for them to fight.

"We have violent gangs that are decimating entire populations," he said. "We have schemers who steal the life savings of the elderly and the infirm, Wall Street players who think the rules apply only to everyone else, politicians who think bribery is a birthright rather than a bar to service."

Anna Nubaryan of Armenia said Bharara's message about the state of the world rings true.

"I hope that every person here today will make efforts to make it a world better," she said. "To avoid such problems. To minimize such problems. Just to make the world better."

Nubaryan said she still hasn't found a job but now that she has graduated from Fordham Law School, her first goal is to pass the bar in July.

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wgalison from ny

Until he takes action against the REAL perpetrators of corruption in NY, his words ring hollow.

I became a political activist three years ago when my friend, whistleblower Sunny Sheu, was murdered. On June 23rd, 2010, Sunny announced that he had uncovered over 10 million dollars in undeclared assets of a corrupt NY State Judge. The judge had presided over a mortgage fraud case, that stole Sunny's house after a ten year ordeal in which the judge conspired with the notoriously criminal Centex mortgage bank, then under FBI investigation.

Three days later he was found bludgeoned to death on a remote dead end street in Queens.

There has never been an investigation.

Before his death, Sunny was kidnapped by NYPD detectives of the Queens DA Bureau and threatened with death of he went to the media or the authorities. Despite the threats he went to the FBI and to the Blackstar News, who wrote a three part series on Sunny's plight. Sunny also posted a video which is still on Youtube, predicting his death and naming his killers.

Most tragically of all, Sunny begged WNYC to report on the rampant mortgage fraud of which he was a victim and the involvement of certain NY Judges.To its lasting discredit, WNYC ignored Sunny's plea and even refused to report his death after he was murdered. I have created a website dedicated to Sunny Sheu, his case and his cause.

It is fitting that WNYC is reporting on the hollow appeal of Mr Bharara. Until WNYC tackles the problem of rampant Judicial corruption in New york, its stated mandate to make the world a better place is equally specious.

May. 20 2013 08:53 AM

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