Category Archives: Crime

Boeing’s Deferred Prosecution Agreement In Question After Court Rules 737 Max Crash Victims’ Families May Assert Rights Under The Crime Victims’ Rights Act

A recent ruling from a federal district judge in Texas has called into question the finality of deferred prosecution agreements.  Deferred prosecution agreements are negotiated and entered into by the government and criminal defendants (typically corporations) and allow the defendant to avoid a criminal conviction.  In exchange, defendants are often required to accept responsibility for charges, pay fines, cooperate with ongoing investigations, and engage in ongoing compliance processes,… More