FedEx Indicted for Shipping Drugs for Online Pharmacies

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    FedEx Indicted for Shipping Drugs for Online Pharmacies - Bloomberg

    FedEx Corp. was indicted for delivering prescription pain pills, sedatives, anti-anxiety drugs and other controlled substances for illegal Internet pharmacies. A conviction could be “material,” the company said today in a regulatory filing.

    The operator of the world’s largest cargo airline was charged by the U.S. with 15 counts of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and misbranded drugs and drug trafficking that carry a potential fine of twice the gains from the conduct, alleged to be at least $820 million for it and co-conspirators.

    Yesterday’s indictment in San Francisco federal court comes more than a year after United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) agreed to forfeit $40 million in payments it received from illicit online pharmacies under a non-prosecution agreement with the U.S. Justice Department.