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India to Mexico, Walmart accused of paying bribes for profits worldwide

A 'sorceress' in Brazil, a 'wink' in India: Walmart pleads guilty after a decade of bribes

Walmart India  |  Walmart

Michael Corkery | NYT 

Inside Walmart’s corporate offices in Brazil, one local contact was known as the “sorceress” for the ability to obtain government permits quickly. In India, concerns about bribery were met with a “wink and a nod” by Walmart’s local business partner. In China, money was funnelled to a local landlord for “government relationship consulting services.” And in Mexico, cars and computers were donated to governments in communities where Walmart was planning to build new stores. For more than a decade, Walmart used middlemen to make ...

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First Published: Fri, June 21 2019. 14:00 IST