Law enforcement agencies to get money from Google settlement

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island law enforcement agencies that participated in an investigation that resulted in Google forfeiting $500 million last year will receive $230 million of that money, federal officials said Monday.

Google forfeited the money last August to settle a U.S.government investigation into its distribution of online ads from Canadian pharmacies illegally selling prescription drugs to American consumers. The investigation found that Google allowed Canadian pharmacies that illegally imported drugs into the United States to advertise on its AdWords platform.

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