More trouble for Boeing: US government probe expands

Department of Justice is investigating possible compromises in the production of the company's Dreamliner jets.

    The U.S. government has subpoenaed records from a Boeing Co. plant in South Carolina as well as employees who work there, signaling that its investigation of the U.S. planemaker now extends beyond the 737 Max, according to a person familiar with the matter.

    The expanded inquiry, which was first reported by the Seattle Times, involves the 787 Dreamliner and a Boeing plant in South Carolina, the person said.

    The Justice Department began a criminal investigation into the 737 Max after two crashes of that plane killed 346 people.

    SOURCE: Bloomberg