Federal prosecutors investigating Enquirer on Bezos: report

Source: The Hill | February 8, 2019 | Emily Birnbaum

Federal prosecutors are reviewing the National Enquirer’s conduct after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos accused the tabloid’s parent company of “extortion and blackmail,” Bloomberg News reported.

Two sources told Bloomberg News that prosecutors with the Southern District of New York are investigating how the National Enquirer handled its stories about Bezos’s extramarital affair.

The office is probing whether American Media Inc., the National Enquirer’s parent company, violated the terms of its cooperation agreement with federal prosecutors.

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