FedEx charged with assisting illegal pharmacies – News & Observer

SAN FRANCISCO — Federal authorities on Thursday charged FedEx with assisting illegal pharmacies by knowingly delivering painkillers and dangerous drugs to customers without prescriptions.

The indictment filed in federal court in San Francisco alleges that FedEx Corp. conspired with two related online pharmacies for 10 years ending in 2010.

The Department of Justice announced the charges in Washington, D.C. It wants FedEx to forfeit $820 million it says the cargo company earned by assisting the illicit pharmacies. (Source: Read more)

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FedEx considering Wilson County for distribution center – The Tennessean

Global shipping giant FedEx Corp. is considering opening a large-scale operation in Wilson County that could bring a substantial number of jobs to Middle Tennessee, multiple sources say.

Mt. Juliet Commissioner Jim Bradshaw said Memphis-based FedEx is looking along Interstate 40 near Beckwith Road.

Several other sources have confirmed in recent weeks that the delivery giant is considering Wilson County, along with other sites in the U.S.

Jack Lowery is the majority owner of about 63 acres along I-40 near Beckwith Road that was recently rezoned by Mt. Juliet for industrial use.

Lowery has confirmed negotiations for the property he co-owns with representatives of a large company looking at several places to locate, but did not confirm the company’s identity because of a confidentiality agreement. (Source: Read more)