Preet Bharara

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Arrested On Corruption Charges

Silver To Temporarily Cede Power As He Fights Charges

The speaker of the New York state Assembly plans to temporarily cede power to a small group of top lawmakers as he fights federal corruption charges.

01/26/2015

FILE -- Preet Bharara, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York (Credit: Getty Images)

Bharara Lambasts ‘Three Men In A Room’ Culture In Albany, Says Voters Must Demand Change

One day after Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested on corruption charges, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says now is the time for New Yorkers to demand more from politicians.

01/23/2015

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver walks out of the Federal Courthouse after his arraignment on January 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

Silver Vows Vindication Following Arrest On Corruption Charges

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is vowing to clear his name after his arrest Thursday on conspiracy and bribery charges.

01/23/2015

FILE -- Castor beans, basic ingredient for ricin (credit: Getty Images)

Manhattan Man Charged With Trying To Acquire Deadly Poison Ricin

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Cheng Le tried to acquire ricin over the “dark web,” an Internet marketplace where those peddling illicit goods can more easily hide their identities.

01/21/2015

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Sheldon Silver, Preet Bharara Mum On Investigation Report

The New York Times, citing unidentified sources, reported that U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and the FBI are trying to determine what the Manhattan Democrat did for Goldberg & Iryami, which specializes in seeking real estate tax deductions.

12/30/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds Sue New York City Over Rikers Island Jail Violence

Federal prosecutors sued New York City on Thursday to speed the pace of reforms to address what a Justice Department investigation found was a “deep-seated culture of violence” against young inmates at the Rikers Island jail complex.

12/18/2014

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Liberty Reserve Founder Due In Court In $6 Billion Money Laundering Case

Arthur Budovsky, 40, the Costa Rican founder of currency transfer and payment processing company Liberty Reserve, was extradited from Spain to the U.S. on Friday.

10/14/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Jails Boss Faces Tough Questions About Treatment Of Juvenile Inmates On Rikers Island

In the wake of a scathing federal review of New York City jails, city lawmakers grilled the city’s correction commissioner Wednesday about the treatment of juvenile inmates on Rikers Island.

10/08/2014

FILE -- Preet Bharara, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York (Credit: Getty Images)

Preet Bharara Deflects Attorney General Speculation

Bharara joked with reporters in Central Park that his proud mother was calling all the newspapers and asking them to put his name on the list.

09/30/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Prosecutor: NYC Might Face Legal Action Over Rikers Violence Stats

A federal prosecutor said Monday he was troubled by a news report that New York City officials provided incomplete statistics on violence at problem-plagued Rikers Island jail and warned he may take legal action to force meaningful reforms.

09/22/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds: Violence Pervasive At Rikers Island Juvenile Jails

New York City jails holding teenage inmates are extremely violent and unsafe and major reforms are needed, the federal government said in a scathing report released Monday.

08/04/2014

FILE -- Preet Bharara, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York (Credit: Getty Images)

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara: My Office Will Investigate Public Corruption

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says he’s taking over the anti-corruption work that a commission created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo aborted when it was suddenly disbanded in April.

07/24/2014

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Tunisian Man Beats Terrorism Charge, Will Be Deported

Prosecutors in New York say a Tunisian man accused of plotting to organize a U.S.-based terrorism cell is “far more dangerous” than his guilty plea to immigration charges would indicate.

07/16/2014

Some of the fossils being returned to the Mongolian government (Credit: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

US Officials: Dinosaurs Returning Home To Mongolia

U.S. officials turned over to the Mongolian government enough 80-million-year-old dinosaur skeletons to stock a museum.

07/10/2014

Sen. Malcolm A. Smith on March 12, 2008  in Albany, New York. (Credit: Getty Images)

Jury Selection Underway In Malcolm Smith Corruption Trial

Prospective jurors in the corruption trial of state Sen. Malcolm Smith were asked Monday if they recognized any names on the witness list.

06/02/2014

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