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FedEx Pleads Not Guilty to Illegal Drug Shipping Charges

FedEx Corp. pleaded not guilty to U.S. charges that it delivered pain pills, anti-anxiety drugs and other controlled substances for illegal Internet pharmacies in a case carrying the potential for hundreds of millions of dollars in fines.

The operator of the world’s largest cargo airline was indicted by a federal grand jury July 17 on 15 counts of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and misbranded drugs and drug trafficking.