Feds Open Probe Into AMI Over Bezos Blackmail Threat

Deadline reports:

The owners of the National Enquirer now have a bigger problem than a pissed off and fighting back Jeff Bezos – the feds.

Just a day after the Amazon founder published a detailed overview of the attempts by the David Pecker run tabloid to halt his investigation into how private texts and photos got into the Enquirer’s hands and headlines, parent company American Media Inc is now facing a new probe by prosecutors

Officials at the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York have begun looking into the strong-arming allegations against Pecker and AMI that Bezos unveiled on Thursday, sources have confirmed to Deadline.