Ethics Group Seeks Probe Into Alleged DOD Sec. Boeing Bias

Law360 (March 13, 2019, 9:02 PM EDT) -- A government ethics group urged a U.S. Department of Defense watchdog on Wednesday to open an investigation into acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, saying the former Boeing Co. executive appeared to have violated ethics rules by pushing the DOD to pick Boeing for defense contracts.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington asked the DOD Office of Inspector General to investigate whether Shanahan had violated federal ethics requirements, citing news reports claiming that Shanahan had promoted Boeing and disparaged its competitors in the course of his official duties.

“It is extremely disturbing that Acting Secretary Shanahan appears to be using his...

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