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Former Employees Say Blackwater Defrauded Government

By   /  February 12, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Two former employees of Blackwater Worldwide have accused the private security contractor of defrauding the US government. The false billing allegedly includes charging taxpayers for alcohol, parties, spa trips and a prostitute. In court records unsealed this week, a husband and wife who worked for Blackwater said they witnessed the company fabricating invoices, double-billing federal […]

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US to Appeal Blackwater Dismissal

By   /  January 24, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Vice President Joe Biden has announced that the Justice Department will be appealing a recent lower court decision to dismiss charges against Blackwater guards.  Six Blackwater guards were facing manslaughter charges for the 2007 shooting of civilians in Baghdad, in which the guards maintain they were under attack.  Seventeen civilians were killed in the shooting, […]

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US Prosecutors Request Charges Be Dropped Against Blackwater Guard

By   /  December 4, 2009  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

United States prosecutors dropped charges today against one of the six guards charged in the killing of Iraqi civilians in 2007, the BBC reported today. No reason was given for dropping the charges, although the prosecutors reportedly preserved the option to reinstate proceedings. One of the six charged has plead guilty and is co-operating with […]

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