Tom Hamburger, Brady Dennis and Jia Lynn Yang, Washington Post
Submitted by: Editor
Walmart Lobbied to Amend Anti-Bribery Law
Recently, Wallmart came under fire for corruption when it was revealed that a Wallmart subsidiary in Mexico shelled out $24 million in bribes to win construction permits in the country.
[WAPO] Wal-Mart, the giant retailer now under fire over allegations of foreign bribery in Mexico, has participated in an aggressive and high-priced lobbying campaign to amend the long-standing U.S. anti-bribery law that the company might have violated.
Here's the kicker ...
According to the Washington Post, the push to revisit how federal authorities enforce the statute has been centered at a little-known but well-funded arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce where a top executive of Wal-Mart has sat on the board of directors for nearly a decade.
How [expletive] convenient? Wallmart epitomizes corporate greed and evil.