'Sheriff of Wall Street' Says 'People Are Right' About System Being Rigged

“I think to an extent, people are right about the system being rigged.”

That track record of rooting out fraud has earned Bharara the nickname "Sheriff of Wall Street," but he has also set his sights on the corruption plaguing New York's state capital. Since taking office, he's prosecuted cases against more than a dozen state officeholders.

"We have found that corruption is rife in a lot of institutions in New York and throughout New York. That's true in the legislature," he said. "It's also the case that there's corruption, we believe, in the executive branches as well. And we'll ferret it out wherever we find it."

"We should not ever be substituting our judgment -- as to who should or should not be in office -- unless they have clearly violated criminal statutes and are deserving of criminal prosecution," he said.