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Amazon's Jeff Bezos 'may have lied to Congress'

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 19th October, 2021 06:06:44 PM
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Executives at Amazon, including founder Jeff Bezos, may have misled or lied to Congress about the firm's business practices, top US lawmakers have said.

The members of the House Judiciary Committee said they were considering referring the firm "for criminal investigation".

Amazon strongly denies the allegations.

"Amazon and its executives did not mislead the committee, and we have denied and sought to correct the record on the inaccurate media articles in question," a spokesperson said.

On Monday, five members of the US House Judiciary Committee wrote to Amazon boss Andy Jassy, who succeeded Mr Bezos in July, reports BBC.

They said "credible reporting" by Reuters and recent articles in other news outlets "directly contradicts the sworn testimony and representations of Amazon's top executives - including former CEO Jeffrey Bezos".