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Feds to announce distribution of $500M from Google

April 2, 2012
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PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Rhode Island law enforcement agencies that participated in an investigation that resulted in Google Inc. forfeiting $500 million last year are about to learn how much of that sum they will receive.

U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha (nuh-ROH'-nuh) is holding a news conference Monday afternoon to discuss how the funds are being distributed.

The Department of Justice has approved plans to share the money with law enforcement agencies that participated in the investigation. Among the agencies that participated are the state police, National Guard, attorney general's office, East Providence police and North Providence police.

Google forfeited the money to settle a government investigation into its distribution of online ads from Canadian pharmacies that were illegally selling prescription drugs to American consumers.

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