From USA Today
Anti-Wal-Mart groups in New York City on Tuesday called for an investigation into the retailer’s U.S. expansion tactics after allegations the company bribed Mexican officials and covered it up while growing its largest foreign subsidiary.
Walmart Free NYC, which has been fighting Wal-Mart’s plan to enter New York City since 2005, has garnered new support across the city’s five boroughs in the days since The New York Times reported the Wal-Mart bribery and coverup allegations, says coalition director Stephanie Yazgi. There are no Wal-Mart stores in the city.
Renewed tension over planned New York City store openings come as Wal-Mart is the focus of a Justice Department criminal investigation into possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which makes it a crime for American corporations and their subsidiaries to bribe foreign officials.
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