Former Boeing chief technical pilot involved in 737 Max testing charged with fraud | Engadget

As for Forkner, he was charged with two counts of fraud involving aircraft parts and four counts of wire fraud. Mark A. Forkner, Boeing's former chief technical pilot involved in the company's 737 Max testing, was indicted for fraud by a grand jury in Texas. In both crashes, the AEG determined after an investigation that MCAS, a system designed to push the plane's nose down in certain situations, activated during the flight. It also agreed to work with the FAA's fraud section for any ongoing and future investigations. "Earlier this year, Boeing agreed to pay $2.5 billion to settle the criminal charge that it had conspired to defraud the FAA. The Department of Justice will not tolerate fraud especially in industries where the stakes are so high. As a result, the FAA removed all reference to MCAS in the pilot training materials for the 737 Max.
Mark A. Forkner, Boeing's former chief technical pilot involved in the company's 737 Max testing, was indicted for fraud by a grand jury in Texas. Due to his position with the company, he was in char… [+2107 chars]