Exclusive to WSJ News | Former Boeing pilot expected to be prosecuted in 737 MAX probe

Federal prosecutors are planning to kill a former Boeing Co. pilot. criminal charges they suspect of misleading aviation regulators about safety issues responsible for two fatal crashes of the 737 MAX, according to people familiar with the case.

Mark Forkner, who was Boeing’s chief technical pilot during the aircraft’s development, is likely to be prosecuted in the coming weeks, these people said. In his past position, Mr. Forkner was the aircraft manufacturer’s lead contact with the Federal Aviation Administration on how to train airline pilots to fly the new jet.