File photo of the press conference outlining the indictments against Blackwater employees. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Most Charges Dismissed Against Ex-Blackwater Execs

The federal prosecution of five former employees of the private security firm Blackwater has collapsed after the defendants said they were acting at the direction of the CIA by providing five automatic rifles as gifts to King Abdullah of Jordan.


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Company Once Known As Blackwater Settles Arms Case

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The international security contractor formerly known as Blackwater has agreed to pay a $7.5 million fine to settle federal criminal charges related to arms smuggling and other crimes.



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