by Fox News | 3.21.19
The Defense Department Office of Inspector General said Wednesday that it had opened an investigation into whether acting Secretary Patrick Shanahan had used his position to improperly promote his former employer, Boeing.
The investigation comes after the nonprofit Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a complaint with the watchdog's office last week, alleging that Shanahan appeared to make statements promoting Boeing and disparaging competitors, such as Lockheed Martin.
Pentagon spokesman Tom Crosson said in a statement that Shanahan welcomes the review.
"Acting Secretary Shanahan has at all times remained committed to upholding his ethics agreement filed with the DoD," said Crosson. "This agreement ensures any matters pertaining to Boeing are handled by appropriate officials within the Pentagon to eliminate any perceived or actual conflict of interest issue(s) with Boeing."
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