US Government Accuses Boeing of Breaching Non-Prosecution Agreement

us government accuses boeing of breaching non-prosecution agreement

Boeing manufacturing facility.

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has determined that airplane manufacturer Boeing breached a non-prosecution agreement related to the two fatal 737 MAX crashes in 2018 and 2019.

According to Fox Business, the DOJ notified a federal court in Texas that Boeing breached its Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) in 2021. The DPA allowed the manufacturer to escape criminal prosecution in exchange for implementing new safety rules and regulations.

As a result, the DOJ now believes Boeing should be subject to prosecution related to the deadly crashes, but officials said they are working on how to proceed with the case. Boeing has until June 13 to respond to the government’s allegations.

In total, 346 people were killed in the October 2018 and March 2019 plane crashes.

In the letter presented to federal authorities in Texas, the government believes the manufacturer failed “to design, implement, and enforce a compliance and ethics program to prevent and detect violations of the U.S. fraud laws throughout its operations.”

In response, a Boeing spokesperson released a response to ABC News.

“We believe that we have honored the terms of that agreement, and look forward to the opportunity to respond to the Department on this issue,” the statement said. “We will engage with the Department with the utmost transparency, as we have throughout the entire term of the agreement, including in response to their questions following the Alaska Airlines 1282 accident.”

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