It's sketchy business, bribing foreign officials -- sketchy enough that it's hard to believe some of America's most well-known companies have been accused of the practice.
Nevertheless, brands as popular as Johnson & Johnson, Ralph Lauren and Walmart Mexico have all allegedly found themselves mixed up in the work of handing over cash, kickbacks or other considerations in exchange for law-bending favors.
Today, corruption costs the global economy some $2.6 trillion ever year, or 5 percent of global GDP, according to the World Economic Forum. But at least in the United States, there are signs of stricter enforcement.
Who else has stood accused of bribing foreign officials? Find out below: