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Preet Bharara announces new job after being fired as US attorney

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Preet Bharara, the former Manhattan US attorney who was fired from his post ​by President Trump ​earlier this month, has a new gig — ​at New York University’s School of Law.

Bharara signed on as the school’s distinguished scholar in residence beginning April 1.

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He announced the news to his more than 121,000 followers on Twitter.

“This is one way I plan to keep working hard on important issues I care about,” he ​​wrote. In another post, he said, “Proud to join NYU School of Law.”

The​ Indian-born lawyer​, 48, served as the top prosecutor in New York’s Southern District for eight years before he was fired.

He rose to notoriety for going after corrupt Wall Street bankers and taking down ex-state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and former state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos in separate public corruption prosecutions​ before setting his sights on associates of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio​.​ The de Blasio case was dropped last week.​

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