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Blumenthal Statement on Boeing's Breach of DOJ Agreement to Avoid 737 MAX Prosecution

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chair of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, released the following statement after the Department of Justice filed a letter in federal court asserting that Boeing has violated the terms of a deferred prosecution agreement the company entered to avoid a criminal charge that the company conspired to defraud the Federal Aviation Administration by misleading regulators during the certification of the 737 MAX aircraft:

“When Boeing was granted a deferred prosecution agreement, I said that it would incentivize bad behavior and do nothing to change the rotten corporate culture that allowed Boeing to mislead and deceive regulators, because it held no one accountable.”

“The only way to ensure companies put safety above profit is through transparency and accountability. I look forward to Boeing’s leadership testifying before my Subcommittee.”