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New charges eyed for Blackwater

Federal prosecutors are considering filing weapons charges against former top officials of the Blackwater Worldwide private security company over allegations they illegally stockpiled automatic rifles at the company's North Carolina headquarters, The Associated Press has learned.

Tags: Contracting , Defense , Blackwater , Matt Apuzzo , Associated Press

Tuesday - 03/23/2010, 10:10am EDT

Iraqis to sue, not prosecute, Blackwater

Iraq's government has started collecting signatures for a class-action lawsuit from victims who were wounded or lost family in incidents involving the U.S. private security firm formerly known as Blackwater.

Tags: Contracting , Legal Loop , Debra Roth , Shaw, Bransford & Roth , Blackwater ,

Thursday - 01/21/2010, 09:40am EST

When contractors are unsavory not unsuitable

CIA Director Leon Panetta says the agency has hired Xe Services - the company once known as Blackwater - for a $100 million contract to provide security in Afghanistan. As you can imagine, some are outraged. Steve Ryan explains the issues.

Tags: Federal Drive , Contracting , ethics , Blackwater , Steve Ryan , McDermott, Will & Emory , Dorothy Ramienski

Tuesday - 06/29/2010, 10:31am EDT