From the Department of Justice:

“Google Inc. has agreed to forfeit $500 million for allowing online Canadian pharmacies to place advertisements through its AdWords program targeting consumers in the United States, resulting in the unlawful importation of controlled and non-controlled prescription drugs into the United States.”

This is one the largest forfeitures in US history, and while $500 million is a drop in the ocean compared to the $30 billion that AdWords pulls in for Google each year, it illustrates just how seriously the Obama Administration is taking online compliance issues. Publishers and networks take note.