October 23, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
A federal jury in the US District Court for the District of Columbia returned a guilty verdict on Wednesday for four ex-Blackwater security guards, now Academi, who shot and killed 14 Iraqis and wounded 17 in a 2007 shooting in Baghdad. Nicholas Slatten was found guilty of first-degree murder, ...[read more]
August 8, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Tuesday that private security contractors Blackwater, now known as Academi, agreed to settle several federal criminal charges dealing with export and firearm violations. Academi agreed to pay a $7.5 million fine. The company also agreed to ...[read more]
August 2, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On August 2, 2011, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, stated that US troops needed to be granted immunity in order to remain in Iraq beyond the army's original deadline. Admiral Mullen left the decision of whether US troops should remain in Iraq to the Iraqi ...[read more]
January 9, 2012
by Jamie Reese
Blackwater, now known as Academi, reached a confidential settlement agreement Saturday with survivors and families of victims in a 2007 shooting incident in the Nisour Square area of Baghdad that left 17 Iraqi civilians dead. A subsequent FBI investigation revealed that 14 of the deaths were ...[read more]
December 31, 2011
by Cody Harding
On December 31, 2009, Judge Richardo M. Urbina of the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed voluntary manslaughter and weapons charges against five Blackwater guards indicted for their involvement in the deaths of 17 Iraqi civilians in September 2007. Following the dismissal, ...[read more]
June 28, 2011
by Zach Zagger
A former contractor for Blackwater, now known as Xe Services, was sentenced Monday to two-and-a-half years in prison for the 2009 shooting of an unarmed Afghan civilian in Kabul. Justin Cannon was convicted in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Norfolk, VA in March, ...[read more]
June 7, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
Four former security guards for Blackwater, now known as Xe Services, on Monday filed a petition challenging an appeals court ruling that reinstated a manslaughter case against them. The suit revolves around a 2007 shooting incident in the Nisour Square area of Baghdad that left 17 Iraqi ...[read more]
April 22, 2011
by Michael Haggerson
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday reinstated a case against four former Blackwater employees involved in the September 2007 shootings of 17 Iraqi civilians. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) dismissed the charges against a fifth ex-Blackwater employee. The ...[read more]
March 14, 2011
by Michael Haggerson
Two former Blackwater contractors were convicted Friday of involuntary manslaughter in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia for their role in the May 2009 shooting deaths of two Afghan nationals and the wounding of a third. Prosecutors alleged that the two men, Justin Cannon ...[read more]
January 27, 2011
by Daniel Richey
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina ruled Wednesday that a lawsuit against Blackwater, now known as Xe Services, can proceed in state court. The suit revolves around a 2007 shooting incident in the Nisour Square area of Baghdad that left 17 Iraqi civilians... ...[read more]

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