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Larry P. Cote quoted in article “FedEx Seeks to Show It’s Good Guy in Internet Drug Crackdown”

Bloomberg Business

Below is an excerpt:

FedEx won a ruling Thursday compelling the U.S. to hand over documents it says will show its “state of mind” and that it was acting in good faith. Such evidence may plant seeds of doubt in the minds of jurors or a judge, said Larry Cote, a former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration associate counsel.

“If there’s information that FedEx can get from the government, or that they have, to demonstrate that it was cooperating with the government to prosecute these bad actors, then it’s certainly going to undermine the government’s position that FedEx was in fact conspiring with these same bad actors,” Cote said.