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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:24 PM

U.S. releases bribery emails

Source: Associated Press

U.S. releases bribery emails
Messages show Wal-Mart executives were told of payoffs in Mexico
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO
Associated Press
Posted: 01/10/2013 12:14:21 PM PST
January 10, 2013 8:15 PM GMTUpdated: 01/10/2013 12:14:21 PM PST


NEW YORK Lawmakers are making public emails that show that Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s CEO found out in 2005 that the retailer was handing out bribes in Mexico.

Democratic Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings and Henry A. Waxman, who are investigating bribery charges at Wal-Mart's Mexico division, on Thursday released emails that indicate that Mike Duke and other senior Wal-Mart officials were informed multiple times starting in 2005 about bribes being made in the country. U.S. law forbids American companies from bribing foreign officials.

The emails, which the lawmakers obtained from a confidential source, contradict claims by Wal-Mart senior executives that they had no knowledge of bribes being made by the company in Mexico.

The lawmakers shared the documents with Wal-Mart on Wednesday, and sent a letter to Duke asking for a meeting to discuss them.



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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:27 PM

1. Wuck Falmart

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:33 PM

2. Bring down the Waltons now! My guess....they've been bribing

Chinese and other foreign local officials for 20 years or more.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:48 PM

3. Let's see if the FCPA will actually get used

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:54 PM

4. They're "Too big to fail."

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:10 PM

5. Isn't Darryl Issa in on the investigation?!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 08:48 PM

6. To be swept under the rug

Mark my words.

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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 02:31 AM

7. I hate to say this, but: Probably. Sick world we live in now, isn't it? nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:47 AM

8. Wow, I bet they'll get a huge fine. Four, five hundred dollars even.

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