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Google Forfeiture: Government Splits $500 Million

Google Forfeiture: Government Splits $500 Million

Select Rhode Island law enforcement agencies are about to beef up their training, equipment and investigative budgets. Five agencies that participated in the investigation of Google for distributing paid search ads for Canadian pharmacies that illegally shipping drugs into the U.S. will split $230 million of the $500 million Google forfeited to avoid prosecution by the Department of Justice. The $230 million is split according to how much time and resources each agency put into the investigation. East and North Providence police will each receive $60 million, as will the attorney general’s office. Rhode Island state police is getting $45 million and the National Guard $5 million. An additional $100 million will be split between the U.S. Postal Service, IRS, Secret Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Each of the four federal agencies contributed to the investig...

Full article: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2166172/Google-Forfe...

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