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 Law Offices at (952) 913-1421 for a free consultation. Keller Law Offices is also conveniently located on the same block as the federal court in Minneapolis, MN.