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US Prosecutors Recommend Criminal Charges Against Boeing Over 737 Max Settlement Violation

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US prosecutors have advised the Department of Justice (DoJ) to bring criminal charges against Boeing, following allegations that the company breached a settlement agreement related to two fatal 737 Max crashes that killed 346 people. The DoJ claims Boeing violated a deferred prosecution agreement by failing to implement a proper compliance and

ethics program.Boeing, which has previously denied any breach of the agreement, declined to comment. The DoJ has until July 7 to decide on pursuing prosecution. The recommendation, detailed by CBS and the BBC, is not a final decision, and specifics of potential charges remain unclear.Ed Pierson, executive director of the Foundation for

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Aviation Safety and former Boeing senior manager, emphasized the critical nature of the upcoming decision, citing ongoing issues with Boeing's aircraft, including the 737 Max and 787 models. The two crashes involving the 737 Max occurred in October 2018 with Lion Air and March 2019 with Ethiopian Airlines.Victims' families have urged prosecutors

to impose a $25 billion fine and pursue criminal charges against Boeing. Under a 2021 settlement, Boeing agreed to pay $2.5 billion, with prosecutors promising to drop a criminal charge after three years if Boeing met specific compliance requirements. However, last month, the DoJ accused Boeing of failing to uphold these terms.

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