February 08, 2019

Bloomberg Quotes Kan Nawaday on How the National Enquirer Handled Its Story about Jeff Bezos

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On February 8, 2019, Kan Nawaday was quoted in Bloomberg on how federal prosecutors are reviewing the National Enquirer's handling of its story about Jeff Bezos’s extramarital affair to determine if the company violated an earlier cooperation deal with prosecutors.

In a jaw-dropping public blog post, Bezos published letters from lawyers representing National Enquirer's publisher, American Media Inc., who demanded he drop a private investigation into the media company, or else it would publish more embarrassing photographs about the wealthy businessman. Bezos accused the National Enquirer publisher of extortion.

It's unclear whether the letters involving AMI’s and Bezos's lawyers will lead to any criminal finding, given that the communications were presented in the form of negotiations between lawyers.

If a prosecutor believes a cooperation deal has been violated, "you have to look at it,” said Nawaday, formerly of the public corruption unit in the Manhattan U.S. attorney's office, which prosecuted the Cohen case. "You're compelled to."