In 2012, Walmart was ground zero for a bribery scandal in Mexico that allegedly went back to 2005. 

  • Explain what Walmart was paying for Mexico that might be considered bribes.
  • Explain the difference between what the FCPA classifies as a bribe vs facilitating payments.
  • Discuss whether senior executives at Walmart were obliged to tell stakeholders about the bribery problem in 2005 when they discovered it.
  • Explain how the FCPA rules might still apply to Walmart even though the 5-year statute of limitations had expired.

Read the NYT article that broke the story

Wal-Mart Hushed Up a Vast Mexican Bribery Case | New York Times (April 21, 2012)

Watch the Videos

Wal-Mart’s Risk in Mexico Bribe Probe | Wall Street Journal (April 23, 2012)

Wal-Mart Bribery Allegations: What Penalties Could it Face? | PBSNewsHour (April 25, 2012)

Wal-Mart Close to Resolving Bribery Probe for $300M | Bloomberg Markets and Finance (May 9, 2017)

View this final video Wal-Mart Close to Resolving Bribery Probe for $300M directly on Youtube.