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Curtis Talks Potential Criminal Charges for Plane Maker in Global News

July 1, 2024

Deborah Curtis, White Collar Defense & Investigations partner, was recently quoted in the Global News article, “How potential Boeing criminal charges could have ‘huge’ impact globally.” The story discusses potential criminal charges for Boeing after prosecutors alleged the plane maker violated a deferred prosecution agreement related to two fatal crashes. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has until July 7 to decide whether to prosecute Boeing.

“This is not something that’s going away easily for Boeing at all,” Curtis told Global News. “It could have huge second and third order effects for Boeing and for countries all over the world.” She mentioned several possibilities, ranging from an extension of the deferred prosecution agreement to charges being laid, each with varying effects.

Curtis also noted that regardless of the DOJ’s decision, the department will be cautious in handling the situation. “They may look to structure a guilty plea or some other penalty to do the least damage they can to civil and military operations,” she said.

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