Air Force Secretary James Roche, once a key proponent of Boeing Co.'s efforts to win a controversial $23.5 billion contract for refueling tanker aircraft, announced Tuesday that he was resigning.
Roche's announcement came one day after Boeing's former chief financial officer, Michael Sears, pleaded guilty to charges that he helped hire an Air Force official who had assisted in brokering the tanker contract. Under the contract, which has since been scuttled, Boeing would have leased to the Air Force 100 of 767 aircraft converted to fly as aerial tankers. Critics said the cost of the deal was inflated to benefit Boeing.
im surprised junior didn't give him a job in his cabinet