The Story Behind the $100 Million Story

David Barstow

October 25, 2012

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In April, David Barstow described in The New York Times how Wal-Mart’s highest executives covered up evidence of systematic bribery by Wal-Mart de Mexico, its largest and most important foreign subsidiary. The story triggered investigations by the Justice Department, the SEC, and Mexican authorities, along with at least a dozen lawsuits by Wal-Mart shareholders, including several major pension funds. Wal-Mart says it expects to spend at least $100 million this year alone handling the legal fall-out.


David Barstow, a senior writer at The New York Times, is the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes.


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