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FedEx Indicted On Charges Of Transporting Drugs For Illegal Pharmacies

A federal grand jury in San Francisco says the shipping company knew it was delivering drugs for illegal online businesses.

Los Angeles Times: Indictment Accuses FedEx Of Moving Drugs For Illegal Online Pharmacies
FedEx conspired to traffic in controlled substances and misbranded prescription medications by helping distribute drugs for illegal Internet pharmacies, an indictment from a federal grand jury in San Francisco alleges. The shipping company knew as early as 2004 that it was delivering drugs to dealers and addicts, Thursday's indictment says (Raab, 7/17).

USA Today: FedEx Charged With Trafficking Drugs For Web Pharmacies
FedEx is facing drug-trafficking charges after a federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted the overnight shipping company, accusing it of conspiring to deliver prescription drugs for illegal Internet pharmacies. The indictment says FedEx knew for a decade that such pharmacies used their services. FedEx took steps to protect its business by setting up special credit policies for Internet pharmacies so it wouldn't lose money if police shut the sites down, the indictment says (Leinwand Leger, 7/17).

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