Wal-Mart CEO could pay the price for Mexican scandal

Wal-Mart CEO Michael Duke could lose his job over the company's alleged Mexican bribery scandal and possibly head to court to answer criminal charges, experts say. Investigators usually use the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act's bribery rules to prosecute companies rather than individuals, but Duke's reported involvement in a botched internal inquiry and subsequent coverup could give prosecutors the ammunition they need. "If the theory is that Wal-Mart executives created a make-believe investigation, then that would support bringing a case against them," says FCPA lawyer Jeffrey Kaplan.

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