Federal Drug Indictment for FedEx

FedEx has just been hit with a federal drug indictment for allegedly illegally transporting prescription medications. FedEx has denied the charges.  If convicted, the corporation could face a fine of $160 billion dollars. The federal drug indictment charges stemmed from internet pharmacies selling illegal pills. The 15-count, 26 page federal drug indictment alleges that Fed Ex knowingly facilitated the distribution of illegal prescription drugs. The federal drug indictment also alleged the FedEx knew the pharmacies were suspicious. Moreover, the federal indictment alleges that FedEx took steps to continue shipping the medication while protecting its profits. Warnings were given to FedEx before the charges were filed. The government has been looking into FedEx’s practices for many years. Meanwhile, FedEx responded to subpoenas in 2008 and 2009. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) claims that since 2004, they have told FedEx that illegal companies were using their services to transport medication on at least six different occasions.

FedEx will have to appear in federal court in San Francisco on July 29, 2014. UPS faced a similar charges in a federal drug indictment last year. It ended up paying 40 million dollars. FedEx does not believe it should be held responsible for every delivery it makes. FedEx also does not believe they should violate the privacy of its customers. FedEx has made $820 million from illegal pharmacies. FedEx said that they asked the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) for a list of illegal pharmacies but that the DEA would not provide them with one. FedEx contends that it’s impossible to know which companies are illegally selling medication.
If you have been subject to a federal drug indictment in federal court, it is important to contact a federal court defense attorney. Max A. Keller has represented numerous individuals in federal court. He  knows how to defend clients charged with transporting illegal prescription and other federal drug crimes. Do not delay:  Contact the Minneapolis criminal defense law firm of Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys at (952) 913-1421 for a free consultation. Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys is also conveniently located on the same block as the federal court in Minneapolis, MN.

Max Keller has won countless jury trial cases involving misdemeanors and felonies, sex crimes, and DWI’s. He is a member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, which only allows the top 50 criminal defense attorneys in the state as members. Max is a frequent speaker at CLE’s and is often asked for advice by other defense attorneys across Minnesota.

Years of Experience: Approx. 20 years
Minnesota Registration Status: Active
Bar & Court Admissions: State of Minnesota Minnesota State Court Minnesota Federal Court 8th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals State of Maryland

What to Do If You Have Been Charged with a Criminal Offense

Confidential informants may provide integral information to help build criminal investigations, but how reliable is that information when they are receiving payment for their services? To protect them, state law requires the identity of informants be kept confidential. For those facing criminal charges, however, this creates challenges in questioning the accuracy and validity of the information given at trial.
Stay calm and compose after getting accused of a crime but not charged in Minneapolis, MN. Do not discuss the facts of your case with anyone, including your relatives and family members. Hire a criminal defense attorney with a demonstrated record of winning cases like yours. Your attorney will discuss your rights, guide you on how to cooperate with law enforcement within the legal boundaries, and build a solid defense strategy to fight the charges you could face in the future.
Expungement and sealing of records in Minnesota affect how your criminal history appears to government agencies and the public. The main difference between the two legal actions is that expungement permanently removes past arrests, criminal charges, or convictions from private and public databases, while sealing hides the criminal record from the public. Courts, government entities, and law enforcement agencies can access sealed criminal records.