WASHINGTON — U.S. lawmakers probing the Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Mexican bribery scandal said Thursday they have internal documents that appear to indicate president and chief executive officer Mike Duke and senior executives had knowledge of the bribery allegations involving a store in Teotihuacan, Mexico, as early as 2005, despite claims to the contrary by the retail giant that senior U.S. officials were unaware of the allegations.
Reps. Elijah Cummings (D., Md.) and Henry Waxman (D., Calif.) sent a letter to Duke and released alleged internal Wal-Mart e-mails on Thursday that they claim show the ceo was informed of the bribery allegations in Mexico in 2005.
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