Preet Bharara, arguably the second least popular name in online poker circles (first will always be reserved for Bill Frist), is quite a bit more popular outside the poker world. Apparently.
The SDNY head honcho was recently named to Time Magazine’s “The 100 Most Influential People in the World.” Interestingly enough, there’s a glaring omission from Time’s laundry list of Preet’s recent accomplishments:
For prosecutors, Olympus is SDNY — the Southern (or, some would say, Sovereign) District of New York. And Preet Bharara is its Zeus. Without drama, his Manhattan team has battled terrorism, convicting the Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad; crippled international criminal networks run by Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, Jamaican drug trafficker Christopher Coke and Colombian rebel group FARC; and in March secured a half-billion-dollar forfeiture from computer contractor SAIC in the biggest fraud ever against New York City. Those are good cases well prosecuted.
Not a word about Black Friday is anywhere to be found in the Time profile, and you can be sure someone from SDNY signed off on this puff piece before it ran.