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Amazon’s Bezos, Jassy Can be Forced to Testify in FTC Probe (1)

Sept. 22, 2022, 3:18 PM

Amazon.com Inc. lost a bid to exclude top executives including billionaire founder Jeff Bezos and Chief Executive Officer Andy Jassy from having to testify in a Federal Trade Commission probe.

The company filed a petition with the FTC last month, arguing that the agency’s information and interview requests were “unduly burdensome.”

In an order published late on Wednesday, the FTC rejected that request, saying the two executives could be interviewed as part of a probe, though it extended the time period for when sworn testimony could occur.

“Amazon provides no reason why the Commission must accept anything less than all ...