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Preet Bharara: The Justice Hunter.

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York has just achieved something very few of us can expect to do in our lifetimes—reach Bieber level of Twitter fame (ok not quite) in Turkey. After his office indicted Reza Zarrab, a Turkish-Iranian businessman, on Monday for violating U.S. sanctions on Iran, Bharara’s Twitter follower count shot up to over 250,000.  

The Los Angeles Times reports that Zarrab previously evaded arrest in Turkey for a corruption case, which many believe was covered up by the government. Turkish citizens hope that Bharara’s indictment, while unrelated, might finally bring justice to Zarrab. 

Bharara is already famous for his prosecutions of Wall Street executives, top city and state officials, and banks—earning him the title of Crusader—but it seems that now, he is finally getting his due.