US says Boeing breached 2021 deferred prosecution 737 MAX agreement

By Thomson Reuters May 14, 2024 | 5:16 PM

(Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department said late on Tuesday that Boeing Co had breached its obligations in a 2021 agreement that shielded the planemaker from criminal prosecution over fatal 737 MAX crashes in 2018 and 2019.

The Justice Department said in a court filing in Texas that Boeing had 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.” The Justice Department said Boeing is subject to prosecution, but the government is determining how it will proceed in this matter.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Leslie Adler)