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Boeing Agrees to DOJ Plea Deal over 737 MAX Crashes to Avoid Criminal Trial

HeadlineJul 08, 2024

Boeing has agreed to a plea deal with the Justice Department that will allow it to avoid facing a criminal trial over a pair of deadly 737 MAX crashes in 2018 and 2019 that killed 346 people. Under the deal, Boeing will plead guilty to a conspiracy fraud charge and pay $243 million in additional fines. A lawyer representing families of passengers killed in the crashes has already filed an objection to the agreement. The attorney, Paul Cassell, said, “Through crafty lawyering between Boeing and DOJ, the deadly consequences of Boeing’s crime are being hidden.”

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