Boeing pleads guilty, gets a minimal (for them) fine, stock price goes up after the announcement. The real punishment will be if this interferes with them getting future government contracts.



The stock price move is all you need to know about how much this punishment hurts.

Until we start jailing executives, corporate malfeasance will never not be a thing.

I won’t impact their government contracts. It’ll just be one more bureaucratic form they have to complete in the overall acquisition process. The Gov side of the shop over there has all the checks and balances that the commercial side negotiated away and did away with over the years.