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Feds probe FedEx, UPS over online drug shipments
By PAUL ELIAS
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- FedEx and UPS are disclosing that they are targets of a federal criminal investigation related to their dealings with online pharmacies.
The disclosures were made in regulatory filings over the last several weeks. FedEx spokesman Patrick Fitzgerald said Thursday federal prosecutors based in San Francisco are looking into issues "related to the transportation of packages for online pharmacies." He denied any wrongdoing and called the probe "absurd."
A spokesman with the U.S. attorney's office in San Francisco didn't respond to email and phone inquiries.
Online pharmacies have been at the center of an international crackdown on prescription drug abuse.
A federal jury in San Francisco on Thursday convicted three men of operating illegal online pharmacies that used FedEx Corp. and UPS Inc. to deliver drugs without proper prescriptions.
Posted: Sunday, November 18 2012, 10:32 AM CST
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Hearing could resume in case of 4 Tulsa deaths
May 24, 2013 09:04 GMT
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A preliminary hearing for two brothers accused of killing four women in Tulsa could resume soon.
The Tulsa World reports (http://bit.ly/16X0EnM ) a judge is expected to rule on a request that could determine whether James and Cedric Poore's hearing will resume Friday.
Their hearing stalled Thursday after the defense filed a motion to recuse the judge assigned to the case.
Special Judge Stephen Clark denied the motion, as did Presiding Judge William Kellough.
Kellough is expected to rule on the defense's request for time to appeal on Friday morning.
The Poores are charged with murder and robbery in the January deaths of Misty Nunley, Julie Jackson, Rebeika Powell and Kayetie Melchor. The four women were found tied up and shot in the head.
The Poores have pleaded not guilty.
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com
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