Edge - 2:26 pm on Jan 27, 2012 (gmt 0)
It is hard to believe that Google just willingly ran ads they knew to be illegal.
I corporate terms I agree, however companies are made up of many people and not everybody is cut from the same ethics cloth.
The simple of the issue is that the employee(s) involved may have acted outside of corporate policy in pursuit of commissions or other. Regardless, Google as a corporation is responsible for their actions.