Democratic lawmakers are lobbing serious charges at retail giant Walmart

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Representatives Henry Waxman and Elijah Cummings claim they have documents proving that Walmart not only violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing foreign officials in Mexico, but also is guilty of tax evasion and money laundering.

In a letter sent to Walmart CEO Michael Duke, the lawmakers are demanding documents and information regarding these allegations. Walmart has until August 28th to respond. Keep an eye on this story.

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So is Timmy Geithner and Eric Holder

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I expect nothing less from a privately held company that is allowed to grow into the 5th largest economy in the world. I am not surprised at all.

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My boss at work mentioned this situation in a meeting. I do not work for Wal-Mart. He thought that they were in quite a lot of trouble. When a company breaks the law, that is generally a bad thing. To understand the implications of illegal coroporate behavior, you would need to have a certain degree of education and a sense of right and wrong, both of which are lacking in many conservatives.

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