Preet Bharara was U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (New York City) until March of this year when he was fired by President Trump. He is now a professor at NYU Law School.

Professor Bharara:

As you know there is evidence that I am committing a felony against the Government of the United States. There is evidence that I am engaged in a long-term scheme to defraud the federal government of up to about a half million dollars. I am forwarding an email message I sent to Professor Laurence Tribe at Harvard about this matter. Perhaps you could talk to Professor Tribe and work out a prosecution strategy that you could present to the Justice Department. This matter needs to be prosecuted, but I don’t think the DOJ knows how to do that. Incidentally, Professor Tribe used to be an Akin Gump consultant so he has connections with the firm. You can reach Professor Tribe at telephone number 617-495-1767.

Gary Freedman
Washington, DC

Professor Tribe:

I forward an email message I sent to Professor Daniel C. Richman at Columbia University Law School. Professor Richman was an adviser to former FBI Director James Comey. I thought that as a former Akin Gump consultant you’d be interested in this matter.

Gary Freedman
Washington, DC

—–Original Message—–
From: Gary Freedman <>
To: drichm <>
Sent: Sun, May 14, 2017 2:14 pm
Subject: felony

Professor Richman:

I thought you might have an academic interest in this unusual matter.

There is evidence that I am using a lawful order issued by the D.C. Superior Court to help me commit a felony — a significant financial fraud — against the Government of the United States.

Below is a collection of pertinent documents:

Gary Freedman
Washington, DC