Labor activists filed a complaint with the U.S. Dept. of Justice and the Securities Exchange Commission, charging General Motors with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by paying bribes to government officials in Colombia.
The bribery and corruption charges are the latest twist in long-running dispute between GM and Colombian workers, who argue they were injured while working at a GM assembly plant in Bogota, Colombia, and never received anything near adequate compensation.
In their new complaint, the workers claim their efforts to be compensated properly for their injuries was systematically subverted by Colombian officials, who were bribed by GM employees in Colombia, according to the complaint filed with the DOJ and SEC. (more…)