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Boeing faces legal scrutiny after US greenlight for prosecution

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Boeing faces potential prosecution for violating a 2021 criminal settlement related to the certification of the 737 MAX aircraft. This determination, filed in a US court in Texas, follows an alarming incident involving an Alaska Airlines flight in January, which had to make an emergency landing after a fuselage panel blew out.

US officials have given Boeing until June 13 to provide input, which will be considered in deciding whether to pursue prosecution. The 2021 settlement stemmed from a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) in which Boeing agreed to pay $2.5 billion to settle fraud charges regarding the 737 MAX certification, linked to two fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019 that claimed 346 lives.

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Apart from the financial penalties, the agreement mandated Boeing to enhance its compliance program, engage regularly with US anti-fraud authorities, and submit annual progress reports. However, the DOJ's recent letter to US Judge Reed O'Connor alleges that Boeing breached its obligations under the DPA, citing various provisions including the implementation of a compliance and ethics program and ensuring accurate information disclosure.

While the DOJ's action did not directly reference the Alaska Airlines incident, it has triggered multiple governmental and regulatory investigations, adding to Boeing's ongoing challenges. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) initiated an investigation into the incident, focusing on whether jets delivered by Boeing met safety standards.

Family members of the 737 MAX crash victims have criticized the 2021 agreement, advocating for the prosecution of Boeing and top officials, along with the appointment of an independent monitor. DOJ is set to gather input from victims during a meeting on May 31.

Potential punishments for Boeing could include extending the DPA and appointing a monitor with extensive oversight capacities. However, prosecution of senior executives seems unlikely, according to legal experts.

The DOJ's action intensifies pressure on Boeing, which has faced financial losses and slowed jet deliveries due to quality control issues. Lawmakers, including Senator Richard Blumenthal, have criticized the previous settlement for failing to address Boeing's corporate culture adequately.

Blumenthal emphasized the importance of holding Boeing accountable, stressing the economic and national security implications. Despite the severity of the situation, there are reservations about pursuing criminal prosecution due to potential economic ramifications, including damage to Boeing's reputation and concerns about the global aviation industry's stability.

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