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Google faces $500 million fine

(WFLX) - Google is bracing for a fine that could top $500 million. The potential fine stems from a federal probe of illegal online pharmacy ads placed on the Web site over the past three years.

The FDA is heading up an investigation aimed at proving Google knowingly took advertising money from Web sites, selling highly addictive drugs, without a legitimate prescription.

Google would not comment on the situation.

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