ABC Sources: FBI Lacked Evidence Against Page Six Scribe

jared_paul_stern_scandal.jpgBreaking news in the Jared Paul Stern/Page Six scandal:

Were there clear-cut evidence that New York Post gossip writer Jared Paul Stern had tried to extort money or demand a bribe in exchange for ceasing negative portrayals of a “playboy” supermarket billionaire, the FBI was prepared to arrest him as soon as the words tumbled out of his mouth in a secretly recorded meeting at the billionaire’s Manhattan loft, a senior law enforcement official told ABC News.

But there was not. And the billionaire, Ron Burkle, has now taken his case to the media, specifically to a rival tabloid — the New York Daily News — engaged in a bruising, old-fashioned war for readership and advertising.

Sources: FBI Lacked Evidence Against Page Six Scribe [ABC News]