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Two Tiers: Justice Comes for Boeing and
Trump in Very Different Ways

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Posted By: Beardo, 7/10/2024 8:33:21 AM

In January of 2021, The Boeing Company and the Department of Justice entered into a deferred prosecution agreement following deadly crashes in 2018 and 2019. (snip) I can’t help but contrast Boeing’s fine of $487.2 million with Donald Trump’s “fraud” conviction. The trial resulted in bank executives testifying that not only were the banks not harmed, they would do business with Trump again. (snip) Trump would have to pay $455 million for a victimless act. For a fraud that never happened. (snip) Boeing’s fine is about $1.4 million per dead victim. Trump’s fine (if upheld on appeal) is about $455 million per zero victim.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: felixcat 7/10/2024 9:42:20 AM (No. 1753591)
Gee, you'd think Biden's DOJ would go hard after an evil corporation - you know - they're not paying their fair share and all that...
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Reply 2 - Posted by: padiva 7/10/2024 11:12:35 AM (No. 1753652)
Do you think that the DOJ was attacking PDT for over-evaluating the value of his properties so the DOJ(et al) could de-value the properties to pennies on the dollar so that the properties could be confiscated to pay the fines? Anything to break PDT financially, physically and emotionally.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 7/10/2024 12:21:59 PM (No. 1753723)
These crashes caused by incompetent third world aircraft non-maintenance, and incompetent third world pilots. The aircraft had a minor maintenance squawk that was NOT repaired repeatedly which caused a runaway trim problem. There is a button next to the throttles SPECIFICALLY installed to deal with this rare but possible malfuction. In one of the planes several times, more competent pilots had recognized the issue, hit the 'trim stop' button and flown on safely, and writing up the aircraft for repair. And the idiots in the "maintenance" department just fiddled and did NOT fix the problem. About the 5th time this problem came up, the idiot "pilot" just was too stupid to figure out a simple malfunction and crashed the perfectly flyable aircraft. NOT Boeing's fault in any legitimate sense. The aircraft was BROKEN and the pilots were INCOMPETENT.
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