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According to the New York Times, in September 2005, a senior Wal-Mart lawyer received an email from a former executive at the company’s largest foreign subsidiary, Wal-Mart de Mexico. The former executive described how Wal-Mart de Mexico had orchestrated a campaign of bribery to win market dominance.
Fast forward to 2013, when Wal-Mart recently disclosed in its SEC filing the ongoing impact of its alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), including:
A recent study by Deloitte Forensics Center reports that only 29 percent of executives surveyed were very confident their company’s anti-corruption program would prevent or detect corrupt activities. This low level of confidence indicates that many businesses may need to evaluate and upgrade their anti-corruption efforts. All businesses, public and private, that operate in foreign markets need to take steps to avoid having to make a similar disclosure.
In general, the FCPA:
For more information on complying with FCPA, contact our dedicated International Tax Group, with CPAs in Michigan, Houston and Ft. Lauderdale.
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