Why hasn’t Dennis Muilenburg been charged with negligent homicide yet?

Muilenburg is the Boeing Company’s disgraced former CEO, the one who was ultimately responsible for the development of Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 jets. (Two of these flawed jets crashed in 2018, killing 346 innocent souls.) Via Wikipedia: “Negligent homicide is a criminal charge brought against a person who, through criminal negligence, allows another person to die.” This Wikipedia entry provides the example of the crash of Aeroperu Flight 603, which was caused by a piece of duct tape that was left over the static ports (on the bottom side of the fuselage) after cleaning the aircraft. The hapless employee who had left the tape was eventually charged with negligent homicide. Instead of being behind bars, however, Muilenburg received millions of dollars’ worth of Boeing stock and other assets. (As an aside, could this egregious injustice be one reason why democratic socialists like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are ahead in the polls?)

About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.
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