We’ve got an update in the Kurt Eichenwald/Justin Berry saga. To recap, former New York Times reporter Kurt Eichenwald (now at Portfolio) paid an underage source $2000 for a 2005 story about web porn. The underage source, Justin Berry, operated several pornographic websites. The story, still on the Times website, was one of the most talked about stories of 2005.
Now it’s revealed that Eichenwald paid Berry a heck of a lot more than $2000. Subpoenaed PayPal records in the trial of adult website operator (and Berry collaborator) Tim Richards reveal the following:
Exact cash amounts are currently unknown and will be revealed by U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger this week after credit card numbers have been redacted from the subpoenaed PayPal records.
Again, developing …