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US News 737 MAX: "the accidents revealed fraudulent and deceptive conduct" by Boeing (US Department of Justice)

11:15  08 january  2021
11:15  08 january  2021 Source:   latribune.fr

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Boeing has been fined .5bn by the US justice department after being charged with fraud and conspiracy in connection with the fatal crashes of its “The tragic crashes of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 exposed fraudulent and deceptive conduct by employees of one of the

The US Justice Department says US 0 million of the payout will go to heirs, relatives and legal beneficiaries of the passengers killed in the crashes. "The tragic crashes of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 exposed fraudulent and deceptive conduct by employees of one of the

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Officially accused on Thursday of having misled the authorities during the approval process of the 737 MAX, Boeing has admitted responsibility and agreed to pay more than $ 2.5 billion to settle certain lawsuits as part of the US Department of Justice's investigation into the two 737 MAX crashes that killed 346 in 2018 and 2019. But the builder will not have to plead guilty in criminal proceedings, the ministry said. The sum includes a criminal sanction of $ 243.6 million, 1.77 billion in compensation and the creation of a fund of $ 500 million for relatives of the victims.

"Fraudulent and deceptive conduct"

"The tragic accidents of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 exposed fraudulent and deceptive conduct by employees of one of the world's leading commercial aircraft manufacturers", Departmental Acting Assistant Attorney General David P. Burns said in a statement.

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Boeing Co will pay over .5 billion to resolve a U . S . investigation into criminal conspiracy charges related to two deadly 737 MAX crashes that killed 346 “The tragic crashes of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 exposed fraudulent and deceptive conduct by employees of one of the

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"Boeing employees took the profit path over the franchise by withholding important information from the FAA (US Civil Aviation) regarding the operation of its 737 Max aircraft and committing to an effort to cover up their deception. "

Boeing admits in court documents that two of the 737 MAX test pilots had misled the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) about a safety system called MCAS involved in the two crashes. The documents subsequently issued by the US Civil Aviation Agency therefore did not contain essential information about this software, which was therefore not included in the company manuals. It was only after the first crash, in October 2018, that the FAA learned of "key details" about MCAS.

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Boeing says it’s entered into a .51 billion agreement with the U . S . Justice Department to resolve a “The tragic crashes of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 exposed fraudulent and deceptive conduct by Micron earnings and a Boeing 737 Max settlement are in focus overnight.

According to the terms of the agreement, which officially accuses Boeing of conspiracy with a view to committing fraud, the group agreed to continue to cooperate with the authorities for all ongoing or future investigations and to respect certain commitments.

The ministry will lift the lawsuits in three years if Boeing meets all of its obligations. However, he did not consider it necessary to impose an independent inspector on the company.

The agreement "rightly recognizes that we have not met our values ​​and our expectations," said David Calhoun, CEO of Boeing, in a statement

A simple slap on the fingers for some families of victims

Some families of victims are also not planning to drop their cases, a representative of their lawyer told AFP.

For Zipporah Kuria, who lost his father in the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX, the deal was "a slap on the wrist."

"If we were truly seeking justice, those responsible at Boeing should not retire or resign with bonuses - they should be held criminally responsible for their actions," she said in a message.

(with AFP and Reuters)

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