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    Default California accuses FedEx of waste violations; company denies claims

    FRESNO, Calif. — State officials on Thursday accused FedEx Ground Package System of violating California's hazardous waste laws since 2008 by failing to properly handle broken or leaking packages containing harmful materials.

    The California Department of Toxic Substances Control cited FedEx in a civil complaint noting more than 1,500 violations at 31 FedEx terminals and the company's hubs in Sacramento, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.

    State officials say that FedEx transported packages of hazardous waste through hubs that weren't authorized for such materials. Officials accused FedEx of shipping packages of acids, solvents, insecticides, batteries and other flammable toxic or corrosive materials without the proper labels, registration and manifest.
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    Default Re: California accuses FedEx of waste violations; company denies claims

    The arrogance of FedEx. I guess they think the law doesn't apply to them

    FedEx Corp was indicted on Thursday for shipping packages from illegal online pharmacies despite repeated warnings from U.S. drug enforcement officials, according to a court filing.

    The 15-count indictment, handed down by a federal grand jury in San Francisco, includes charges for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.

    In a statement, FedEx Senior Vice President Patrick Fitzgerald said the company is innocent and will plead not guilty.

    "FedEx transports more than 10 million packages a day," Fitzgerald said. "The privacy of our customers is essential to the core of our business. This privacy is now at risk."

    Beginning in 2004, FedEx was warned "on no less than six different occasions" that illegal Internet pharmacies were using its services to distribute prescription drugs, the indictment said. Those warnings extended to senior management at the company, the filing said.

    In one instance, FedEx knew the Drug Enforcement Administration shut down one pharmacy, but continued to ship packages from its affiliates.
    FedEx faces U.S. criminal charges over online pharmacies: Thomson Reuters Business News - MSN Money

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    Default Re: California accuses FedEx of waste violations; company denies claims

    And I always thought that FedEx was America's dream company..

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    Default Re: California accuses FedEx of waste violations; company denies claims

    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    And I always thought that FedEx was America's dream company..
    It's a dream for Fred.
    All those millions ... now might be paid in fines.
    But not to worry ... Fred has plenty.

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    Default Re: California accuses FedEx of waste violations; company denies claims

    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    And I always thought that FedEx was America's dream company..
    Well I'll be damn!
    Congratulation to all FedEx employees on their rise tomorrow!
    Because now they know where the wage increase is coming from!

    Really they are getting a rise tomorrow!
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    Default Re: California accuses FedEx of waste violations; company denies claims

    You may remember this.

    UPS to pay $40 million to end federal investigation into illicit drug deliveries


    Seems it was handled a little differently by UPS.

    Shipping company UPS (UPS) agreed Friday to pay $40 million to end a federal criminal probe connected to deliveries it made for illicit online pharmacies.
    The DOJ said the fine amount is the money UPS collected from suspect online pharmacies. UPS won't be charged with any crime. Its biggest rival, FedEx (FDX), has also been a target of the federal investigation.
    UPS signaled at the time it was working on a resolution with the DOJ. The company said in a statement on Thursday that "UPS believes it has an obligation and responsibility to help curb the sale and shipment of drugs sold through illegal internet pharmacies."

    FedEx, on the other hand, asserted no wrongdoing and said it would not accept a plea bargain.
    UPS to pay $40 million to end federal investigation into illicit drug deliveries - CBS News
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    Default Re: California accuses FedEx of waste violations; company denies claims

    FedEx criminal indictment: An ant on an elephant, or a gorilla in the room?

    A lot more detail in this article about the charges with shipping illegal drugs.
    FedEx's credit policies toward Internet pharmacies played a key part in the conspiracy, according to the indictment. In June 2004, FedEx established an online credit policy dedicated to online pharmacies. During the 2004-2006 time period, as the government intensified its crackdown on illegal online pharmacies, FedEx ordered that all of its online pharmacy accounts be placed on restricted credit terms and that applicants provide FedEx with a security deposit or a bank letter of credit, according to the indictment. The purpose of the policy tightening was to stanch the flow of lost revenue arising from FedEx's shipping large quantities of drugs only to be left holding the bag as pharmacies operating illegally were put out of business, the indictment said.
    FedEx criminal indictment: An ant on an elephant, or a gorilla in the room? – DC Velocity

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    Default Re: California accuses FedEx of waste violations; company denies claims

    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    FedEx criminal indictment: An ant on an elephant, or a gorilla in the room?

    A lot more detail in this article about the charges with shipping illegal drugs.


    FedEx criminal indictment: An ant on an elephant, or a gorilla in the room? – DC Velocity
    Sounds like Fedex knew exactly what they were doing.
    For them, it was all about the business and ... money !

 

 

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