U.S. Department of Justice launched an investigation in respect of a corporation to Google, which is suspected of profiting from ads banned in the U.S. online pharmacies. About it writes The Wall Street Journal, citing sources familiar with the situation.
May 10 Google released an updated financial report for the first quarter of this year, which indicated that the corporation has set aside $ 500 million to pay fines because of online advertising. The report details the claims of the authorities to the company have not been reported.
According to the newspaper, speech, in particular, about advertisements Canadian pharmacies that violate U.S. law. The newspaper pointed out that the Internet is a set of pharmacy sites selling medications without prescriptions or forgery.
If a corporation is found guilty, it expects one of the biggest fines, which she will have to pay to U.S. authorities. Representatives of Google and the Justice Ministry refused to comment on the situation.
Due to the fact that the company save money for possible penalties, its profit in the first quarter of this year fell to 1.8 billion dollars. Last year, advertising revenues of the corporation exceeded $ 30 billion, mainly due to the service, AdWords.