Our corporate cousins at The Washington Post look http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/16/AR2006041600803.html at the long-running whistleblower lawsuit that alledges Boeing allowed faulty parts from a California supplier to be installed on 737s.
The story takes a hard look at how government agencies investigated the allegations.
Key Quote: “After the whistle-blowers notified federal authorities in 2002, the FAA and the Pentagon looked into their charges. Each said its investigation cleared the airplane parts and found no reports of problems from military or civilian operators of Boeing jets. The Department of Transportation’s inspector general also dismissed the charges. The Post’s review, however, found that the FAA did not assess many of the whistle-blowers’ key allegations.”