Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday August 28, 2011

Google's CEO Knew About and Allowed Drug Ads

According to this report, the reason Google settled that drug ad case for $500M is there was evidence that Larry Page not only knew about the ads, he allowed them to continue for years.

Sorting through more than four million documents, prosecutors found internal emails and documents that, they say, show Mr. Page was aware of the allegedly illicit ad sales. Under this week's $500 million settlement, those emails won't be released, avoiding the possibility of disclosure at trial. "Larry Page knew what was going on," Peter Neronha, the Rhode Island U.S. Attorney who led the probe, said in an interview. "We know it from the investigation. We simply know it from the documents we reviewed, witnesses that we interviewed, that Larry Page knew what was going on."

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