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June 27, 2016

Saunders: In FedEx ‘Shakedown’, Feds Sought ‘Trophies’ Instead of Justice

In a nationally syndicated column this weekend, Debra J. Saunders rips the federal government’s unsuccessful attempt to prosecute FedEx over allegations the shipping company conspired with online pharmacies to ship illicit drugs.

FedEx “only delivered products sold by online pharmacies registered by states and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration,” writes Saunders, who says the company was punished for “refusing to do the government’s dirty work” by “snooping” into customers’ packages.

“So why would Department of Justice officials go after a company for doing business with online pharmacies the government had authorized?” asks Saunders. “Because federal prosecutors have a history of going after legal businesses to hurt criminal enterprises.”

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