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Boeing will get a ‘sweetheart' plea deal, says lawyer representing 737 Max crash victims

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The US Justice Department is close to reaching an agreement with Boeing that would involve a corporate monitor and a fine, following a guilty plea to criminal charges. Lawyers representing the families of victims of two fatal 737 Max crashes criticized the deal as a “sweetheart deal.” Boeing’s repeated safety failures have led to federal investigations and widespread criticism. Criminal charges against Boeing are uncommon and would further harm the company’s fragile financial situation and tarnished reputation. The families of the victims expressed anger at the potential plea deal, as they believe it lets Boeing off the hook for the deaths of their loved ones.