Former Boeing pilot found not guilty of fraud in 737 Max trial
FORT WORTH, Texas — A Texas jury found a former Boeing Co. pilot not guilty of deceiving his counterpart at the Federal Aviation Administration about a 737 Max flight-control system later blamed for two fatal crashes.
The jury found Mark Forkner not guilty on all four counts of wire fraud in what prosecutors described as a scheme to enrich Boeing
by defrauding American Airlines Group Inc.
and Southwest Airlines Co.
of tens of millions of dollars. Each count carried a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.
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