frontpage - 2:43 pm on Jan 26, 2012 (gmt 0)
Google's Larry Page in on the fraud according to the Feds.
When the sting began in 2009, Google had in place policies designed to block illicit pharmaceutical advertising. Whitaker's orders were initially rejected under those policies. But Whitaker says Google sales reps helped him tweak his sites to skirt the rules.
According to federal prosecutor Peter Neronha, internal documents obtained by investigators demonstrate that senior Google executives, including now-CEO Larry Page, "knew what was going on." Before she left for Facebook in 2008, Sheryl Sandberg reportedly raised concerns about the sale of illicit pharmaceutical ads.