Just about every day there is a new case of corporate malfeasance—bribery, tax evasion, price-fixing, defrauding of government or consumers, environmental violations, unfair labor practices and much more. Given the frequency of these scandals, it is difficult to keep track of which corporation has done what.
The Corporate Rap Sheets below are dossiers summarizing the most significant crimes, violations and other questionable activities of the world’s largest and most controversial companies.
Corporate Rap Sheets are written by Philip Mattera, who heads the Corporate Research Project of Good Jobs First and publishes the Dirt Diggers Digest. This website is a work in progress; new rap sheets are added on a regular basis. Those additions are announced at the bottom of new Dirt Diggers posts and via the Dirt Diggers Twitter feed.
Read more about the Corporate Rap Sheet project.
Current Inventory of Corporate Rap Sheets
AGRIBUSINESS; FOOD/BEVERAGE PROCESSING; RESTAURANTS
BANKING AND FINANCE
Bank of America
Royal Bank of Scotland
Airbus (formerly EADS)
Alpha Natural Resources
ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66
Royal Dutch Shell
PHARMACEUTICALS; HEALTH INSURANCE
Anthem (formerly WellPoint)
Johnson & Johnson
Altria and Philip Morris International
Note: The term “rap sheet” is used here to refer not only to criminal cases but also to civil matters and other controversies.