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Meijer's Troubles
(2007-12-28)
(wgvu) - A Meijer executive says he learned
only a few days ago that the retailer had funded a failed effort to
unseat local officials who opposed a planned Meijer store near
Traverse City.
Co-Chairman Hank Meijer says a lack of internal controls led to
the company's involvement in the recall campaign without the
knowledge of its top executives.
State law prohibits corporations from contributing to political
campaigns.
The Grand Rapids-based retailer backed a recall election in
February to remove the Board of Trustees for Grand Traverse
County's Acme Township.
Despite the effort, all seven board members survived the recall
vote.
Meijer Incorporated says an attorney is reviewing the matter and
will make a recommendation.
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