Monday, April 10, 2006
Jared Paul Stern, the New York Post writer now suspended pending an FBI investigation into allegations that he attempted to blackmail billionaire businessman Ron Burkle into paying him for not writing damaging stories about him, says Burkle approached him about paying for the non-coverage. Stern said Burkle linked payment to investment in Stern's clothing company, Skull and Bones. Law enforcement agents caught the meetings between Stern and Burkle on tape. Read more here and here.