Feds Shake Down FedEx — And Fail

Departing Runway 34 Anchorage.

Great news. Well done FedEx.

(From Real Clear Politics)

A version of “Billions” played out at the federal courthouse in San Francisco this month as the Justice Department pursued a 2014 criminal indictment against FedEx that could have cost the overnight-delivery giant $1.6 billion in fines. Except, FedEx shocked the legal world by fighting back. Even better, FedEx won because, as U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer observed, the corporation was “factually innocent” and had operated without criminal intent…

…Prosecutors blamed FedEx for overdose deaths across the country caused by painkillers and other drugs prescribed recklessly and illegally. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Hemann likened FedEx employees to “part-time drug dealers who delivered drugs in large quantities.” Federal prosecutors displayed the requisite indignation at the corporate greed that propelled a large corporation to making seedy deals.

That FedEx is non-union but its chief rival UPS (which paid a relatively small fine) is union I’m sure had nothing to do with the lawsuit either.

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