Wal-Mart illegal workers case to move before grand jury

Wednesday, December 10th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Little Rock-AP) -- A grand jury in Pennsylvania is to go into session Thursday to consider allegations that Wal-Mart used illegal workers to clean floors at its stores.

Janitorial companies hired by Wal-Mart were at the center of a 21-state sweep of 60 Wal-Mart stores in October. Ten of the estimated 250 people arrested were taken from Wal-Mart stores in Oklahoma City and Edmond.

Assistant U-S Attorney Wayne Samuelson won't discuss details of the case, but says the grand jury is to meet. He says the investigation will be a long.

Grand juries meet in secret and can hand up indictments.

Wal-Mart spokeswoman Mona Williams said today the company is bound by federal rules surrounding grand jury secrecy and could not comment.

The company has acknowledged it's the target of the investigation.