6 outside consultants have been indicted for bribing Amazon employees more than $100 million to help sellers gain an advantage over competitors

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  • Six marketplace consultants were indicted over a scheme to bribe Amazon employees in exchange for getting unfair advantage over competitors.
  • The indictment says they paid Amazon employees to get suspended products reinstated and gain access to confidential data about competitors, among other things.
  • It says “at least ten different Amazon employees and contractors” were involved in the scheme, which resulted in an unfair advantage worth over $100 million.
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The Grand Jury in the Western District of Washington has indicted six marketplace consultants over a scheme to bribe Amazon employees in exchange for gaining an unfair advantage in the company’s online marketplace.

The Justice Department announced on Friday that the six people, who served as consultants for third-party sellers on Amazon, allegedly paid

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