2 question Wal-Mart statements

Retailer contradictory on bribery reports, congressmen allege

Posted: January 11, 2013 at 12:01 a.m.

A man checks out at a cash register at a Wal-Mart store in Mexico City in this ÿle photo. Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer Mike Duke was told in 2005 that the retailer’s Mexico unit was bribing Mexican officials, according to e-mail messages obtained by lawmakers.

Two Democratic congressmen said Thursday that Wal-Mart officials have offered contradictory statements about whether company executives knew early on about bribery allegations tied to the retailer’s entry into the Mexican market.

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