The House of Representatives Legal Committee summoned Jeff Bezos, head of the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon, to a competency hearing. This was reported by the press service of the committee.
Bezos was sent a letter signed by the chairman of the committee, Jerrold Nadler, and his other members, asking them to come to testify “on a voluntary basis.”
The committee refers to the Wall Street Journal, which states that Amazon used “confidential business information from third-party sellers” on its site, which violates the principles of fair competition.
The House of Representatives had doubts that statements about their business practices that the company had made earlier at the committee meeting could be “misleading and possibly criminally false.”
At the same time, US lawmakers warned Bezos that if he does not appear voluntarily, the committee “reserves the right to resort to forced drive if necessary.”
Jeff Bezos, founder, and CEO of Amazon is the richest man in the world. In mid-April, amid a record growth in the company’s stock price, he increased his fortune by $ 6.4 billion per day – up to $ 138 billion.