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Report: Justice Department Issues ‘Multiple Subpoenas’ in Boeing 737 Max Criminal Probe

The Justice Department has issued “multiple subpoenas” as part of its criminal probe into the Federal Aviation Administration’s certification of Boeing 737 Max planes, according to sources cited by CNN. Investigators have reportedly sought information from Boeing pertaining to “safety and certification procedures,” like training manuals given to pilots, and how they marketed the 737 Max plane. The probe, which is reportedly being handled by the FBI’s Seattle office and the DOJ, is in its “early stages” and began after the plane crashed in Indonesia last year. A source told CNN the investigation would focus on “the process” of how the plane was certified and what data Boeing presented to the FAA. A Boeing spokesperson reportedly referred CNN to their earlier statement, which states that the company “does not respond to or comment on questions concerning legal matters, whether internal, litigation, or governmental inquiries.”