ProPublica Reports Former U.S. Attorney Was Probing Price’s Stock Trading
Preet Bharara, one of the U.S. attorneys asked to resign earlier this month, was looking into trades made by Tom Price while he was a member of Congress.
Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Said To Have Been Investigating HHS Secretary Tom Price
Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was removed from his post by the Trump administration last week, was overseeing an investigation into stock trades made by the president’s health secretary, according to a person familiar with the office. Tom Price, head of the Department of Health and Human Services, came under scrutiny during his confirmation hearings for investments he made while serving in Congress. The Georgia lawmaker traded hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of shares in health-related companies, even as he voted on and sponsored legislation affecting the industry. (Faturechi, 3/17)
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Report: Fired U.S. Attorney Was Probing Tom Price’s Stock Trades
Preet Bharara, a former top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, was investigating stock trades by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price prior to Bharara’s ouster last week by President Donald Trump, ProPublica reported Friday. The report, attributed to an unnamed person familiar with the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York, revived questions about the propriety of Price’s investments in numerous health care companies that stood to benefit from legislation he voted for and sponsored as a Georgia congressman. Those concerns have dogged the former congressman since Trump nominated him to head HHS last November. (Kopp and Bluth, 3/17)