(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc's
A Wal-Mart spokesman declined to provide a reason for his departure and Mars could not immediately be reached for comment, the paper said. He will leave the company on March 13, it added.
As the retailer's general counsel from 2002 to 2009, Mars was involved in an investigation into bribery allegations regarding a Wal-Mart store built near the Mexican pyramids, according to company e-mails released earlier this year by members of Congress, the Journal said. (http://link.reuters.com/buv36t)
Separately, U.S. shopping center operator Kimco Realty Corp
Wal-Mart could not be immediately reached for comment by Reuters outside of regular U.S. business hours.
(Reporting by Sakthi Prasad in Bangalore; Editing by Stephen Coates)