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NY University law school says Bharara is joining faculty

Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is joining the New York University School of Law next month. (Photo: MGN Online)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is joining the New York University School of Law next month.

The school announced the addition Tuesday, 10 days after Bharara was fired. He had declined an invitation to dozens of prosecutors to resign.

In a tweet, Bharara calls the new job one way he plans to keep working hard on important issues he cares about. He starts April 1 as a distinguished scholar in residence.

Bharara was appointed as U.S. attorney in Manhattan in 2009 by former President Barack Obama.

Bharara says in a statement issued by NYU that he's thrilled he'll be addressing issues including criminal and social justice, honest government, national security, civil rights and corporate accountability.

AP-WF-03-21-17 1440GMT

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