The government’s case also contained potentially embarrassing
allegations that top Google executives, including co-founder Larry
Page, were told about legal problems with the drug ads.
Mr. Page, now Google’s chief executive, knew about the illicit
conduct, said Mr. Neronha, the U.S. attorney for Rhode Island who led
the multiagency federal task force that conducted the sting. “We
simply know from the documents we reviewed and witnesses we
interviewed that Larry Page knew what was going on,” he said in an
interview after the August settlement.
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