To: Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, Department of Justice & Chair Mary Jo White, Securities Exchange Commission

Walmart executives shouldn’t be above the law.

Walmart executives shouldn’t be above the law.

The New York Times exposed Walmart’s alleged bribery and coverup over four years ago. After all this time, not one top Walmart executive has been held publicly accountable for their role in either the alleged bribery or cover-up.

It’s time to see some results. Release your findings related to Walmart’s violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and prosecute Walmart and its executives to the fullest extent of the law.

Why is this important?

After 8 years of working at Walmart, that company fired me for doing something my manager asked me to do: take a longer lunch break off the clock so I would not qualify for overtime pay.[1]

I know firsthand that when things go wrong at Walmart, it’s workers like me who take the fall. Now I’m fighting for Walmart’s top executives to be held accountable for their international bribery and lies.

Walmart has spent over $700 million in in legal fees and an internal investigation into the bribery scandal and implemented a major turnover in high level management,[2] but four years later, neither the Department of Justice (DOJ) nor the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has held a single Walmart executive publicly accountable. Both entities have been investigating Walmart’s alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act for years since 2012.

Enough is enough. It’s time for the DOJ and SEC to prosecute Walmart executives to the fullest extent of the law.

A Pulitzer Prize winning expose in the New York Times alleged that Walmart spent over $20 million in bribes to build stores in Mexico, with executives covering up the wrongdoing.[3] The DOJ and the SEC are also investigating possible bribery by Walmart in India and China.[4,5]

It’s time to see the results of the investigation. Given the amount of money that Walmart and the Waltons spend on political donations and lobbying, the American people deserve to see that they are not above the law, and that justice will be served. If you sign my petition, you can send these agencies a strong message that you're with us in our fight.

Will you join me and add your name to my petition to the DOJ and to the SEC to prosecute Walmart executives to the fullest extent of the law?

References:
1. http://gawker.com/a-walmart-manager-describes-walmarts-mismanagement-1625530679
2. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-blm-walmart-probe-0b6bd45c-8be4-11e6-8cdc-4fbb1973b506-20161006-story.html
3. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/business/at-wal-mart-in-mexico-a-bribe-inquiry-silenced.html)
4. http://www.economist.com/news/business/21650557-enforcement-laws-against-corporate-bribery-increases-there-are-risks-it-may-go
5. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-blm-walmart-probe-0b6bd45c-8be4-11e6-8cdc-4fbb1973b506-20161006-story.html

Updates

2016-11-11 04:05:43 -0800

50,000 signatures reached

2016-10-24 09:29:23 -0700

20,000 signatures reached

2016-10-24 07:16:47 -0700

10,000 signatures reached

2016-10-24 06:35:30 -0700

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2016-10-21 13:54:28 -0700

1,000 signatures reached

2016-10-21 07:40:44 -0700

500 signatures reached

2016-10-21 06:19:29 -0700

100 signatures reached

2016-10-21 06:14:50 -0700

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2016-10-21 06:12:49 -0700

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