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Worker fired for talking to newspaper

October 1, 2007

Posted by Chris Roush

Andrea James of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that a Boeing Co. employee has been fired for talking to the newspaper for a business section story that appeared earlier this year.

Seattle Post-IntelligencerJames wrote, “The company told Nicholas Tides in the past week that he was being investigated and was not allowed to discuss allegations against him with any other Boeing employees, Tides said Friday after he was notified of his dismissal.

“On July 17, the P-I published an investigative report revealing that Boeing had failed to prove that it could protect its computer systems against manipulation, theft and fraud. The problems were found during the course of audits mandated by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, a 2002 law that requires public companies to ensure that they have such protections in place.

“Boeing has always maintained that it is compliant with the law and that its financial statements are accurate.

“It was in the context of the Sarbanes-Oxley story that Tides spoke with the P-I, but the newspaper would not confirm whether the report relied on any information from Tides.”

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