Bharara addresses the rumors that have dogged him for years: No, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is not singling out Indians for prosecution. The vitriol was particularly intense last year during the Devyani Khobragade scandal, in which an Indian diplomat was arrested and charged for allegedly underpaying her nanny. The Associated Press notes that Bharara has been addressing the charges in recent public remarks:
In a recent speech at Harvard Law School, he noted the criticisms and countered them with unusual candor. Citing one commentator in India who questioned if he took up the diplomat case “to serve his white masters,” Bharara quipped about who those white masters might be.
“Presumably, Eric Holder and Barack Obama,” he said.
Follow the money: This should be interesting– the Swiss government has prepared a list of Indian nationals who are suspected to have put millions of dollars in black money in various Swiss banks. [Indian Express]
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