Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft Settle with U.S. Government for Millions

by admin December 21, 2007 at 4:20 pm

Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft settle with U.S. for promoting illegal gambling in the past

The United States government is cracking down on illegal online gambling sites. The sites that support online betting are harming legal and law abiding gambling operations according to government officials.

Catherine L. Hanaway, United States Attorney of the Eastern District of Missouri, announced today that Yahoo!, Microsoft Corporation and Google, Inc. have settled with the United States government for a total of $31.5 million USD. These settlements were to resolve claims that the three Internet giants received payments from online gambling business for advertising of online gambling from 1997 to 2007.

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