Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is conducting what looks to be a criminal investigation into Google’s business practices including whether Google complied with a 2011 “non prosecution agreement” with the U.S. Department of Justice that required Google to pay $500,000,000 of the stockholders money to keep their senior management team from being prosecuted for violating the Controlled Substances Act.
Yes, that’s right. A $500,000,000 fine. Of course you read about that in news far and wide, right? Not really. The only mainstream media outlets that covered it were pretty much the Wall Street Journal and Wired. More about that later.
Google has sued Attorney General Hood to try to keep him from investigating potential crimes at Google, and David was interviewed about that case yesterday in the Washington Internet Daily, so we thought we’d give you some background.
Google’s Plea Bargain with the United States
View original post 1,310 more words