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lessismore · 4083 days ago · link · · parent · post: Con Artist Starred in Sting That Cost Google Millions
The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday revealed new details of a federal prescription drug sting that ultimately cost Google half a billion dollars. In early 2009, a man serving jail time for wire fraud helped the authorities set up websites purporting to be Mexican pharmacies offering prescription drugs to American consumers in violation of US laws. According to the US Attorney who led the sting, senior Google executives, including Larry Page, "knew about the illicit conduct" but did not put a stop to it.