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The plot thickens in the Walmart de Mexico scandal. To the list of grievances—fraud, bribery, and violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which the New York Times exposed back in April—investigating lawmakers have added tax evasion and money laundering in Mexico. And as if that's not enough of a PR buzzkill for the world's largest retailer, there have also been allegations of non-compliance on Walmart's side.
Lawmakers are attempting to squeeze more access out of Walmart's executive officer, Michael Duke, by threatening to release internal company documents to the public. The California reps chastise Duke in a letter: "Although you have stated on multiple occasions that you intend to cooperate with our investigation, you have failed to provide the documents we requested, and you continue to deny us access to key witnesses." Ouch.
Stay tuned for more updates in this whirlwind of a law-breaking clusterfuck.