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Feds examining Jeff Bezos' allegations of extortion by National Enquirer

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Feb 8, 2019 3:00 PM 2+ mon ago

Feds examining Jeff Bezos allegations of extortion by National Enquirer

Prosecutors in New York are looking into whether the National Enquirer's parent company violated a cooperation agreement with the government in its dealings with Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, sources told The Times on Friday.

Two sources familiar with the review but not authorized to discuss it publicly said federal prosecutors with the U.S. attorney's office for the Southern District of New York are examining Bezos' allegations and, if true, whether they violated an agreement forbidding the paper's parent company from committing a crime for three years.

That agreement was struck as part of a decision not to charge American Media Inc. in connection with allegations it violated campaign finance laws related to payments aimed at suppressing negative news about Donald Trump in advance of the 2016 presidential election.

Lawyers for the Amazon founder told The Times they have not ...

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