Bezos Allegations Could Upend American Media’s Deal With Feds
Bloomberg is reporting that Jeff Bezos’s allegations that he was blackmailed by American Media Inc. could upend the non-prosecution agreement the publisher of the National Enquirer struck last year with federal prosecutors in New York over its illegal aid to the Trump campaign.
Bloomberg’s Edvard Pettersson explains:
“Under the Sept. 20 agreement, the tabloid publisher was supposed to refrain from all illegal activity for a three-year period. The agreement says that if New York-based AMI commits any crime, it can be prosecuted for the ones it was granted immunity against, including perjury and obstruction of justice.”
Robert Schwartz, an attorney with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP in Los Angeles, said AMI may claim that the emails are between lawyers who are trying to resolve a dispute.