Jared Paul Stern Now Officially Less Scummy Than We Thought

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Stern a year ago. Photo: Patrick McMullan

Well, call us a dumbstruck. The Observer's Daily Transom is reporting this afternoon that former "Page Six" reporter Jared Paul Stern, who we were under the distinct impression had been caught on videotape last April demanding money from supermarket mogul Ron Burkle in exchange for favorable coverage from the New York Post gossip column, has been notified by the U.S. Attorney's Office that he will not be charged with a crime. The Observer promises more coverage in tomorrow's edition of the weekly paper. And so we wait, eagerly.

Jared Paul Stern to Not Be Charged [Daily Transom/NYO]