Jeff Bezos’s bold stand against an apparent blackmail attempt by American Media Inc. (AMI) has won him some rare praise.
“There is a chance that a prosecutor looks at these facts and decides they rise to the level of extortion,” said Robert Mintz. The Bezos revelations are a headache, then, for southern district prosecutors, who want to use AMI’s co-operation to home in on the alleged misdeeds of the president.
“If they prosecute AMI, then the co-operation agreement would end,” he said. “Much of the co-operation that has been provided could be jeopardised.”