Stories tagged: Blackwater
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
Media report: Blackwater founder Erik Prince is considering a Senate run in Wyoming
Erik Prince, a former Navy SEAL and founder of the Blackwater security contractor, is considering a run for the U.S. Senate in Wyoming after being encouraged to enter politics by …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
U.S. court upends murder conviction of Blackwater contractor
A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the first-degree murder conviction of a former Blackwater security contractor, ordering a new trial for the man prosecutors say fired the first shots …
UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 5:04 p.m.
Blackwater founder held secret Seychelles meeting to establish Trump-Putin back channel
WASHINGTON – The United Arab Emirates arranged a secret meeting in January between Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a Russian close to President Vladimir Putin as part of an apparent …
Mon., June 13, 2011
Army vet battling private insurer for coverage she feels is due
A highly trained helicopter mechanic sits in her Chattaroy home and wonders what will come next: another debilitating brain seizure or the therapy she hopes will help her recover from …
Mon., Oct. 18, 2010, 5:08 p.m.
No indictment in Seattle man’s 2006 killing of Iraqi
A former security contractor for Blackwater USA will not be indicted in the killing of an Iraqi guard in 2006, federal prosecutors said today.
Thu., Feb. 11, 2010
Iraq tells private guards to surrender guns, leave
BAGHDAD – Iraq has given hundreds of guards linked to the private security company formerly known as Blackwater a week to leave the country or face arrest, Interior Ministry officials …
Fri., Jan. 8, 2010
Blackwater plaintiffs agree to settlement
RALEIGH, N.C. – The security firm formerly known as Blackwater has reached a settlement in a series of federal lawsuits in which dozens of Iraqis accused the company of cultivating …
Thu., Dec. 31, 2009, 2:52 p.m.
Judge dismisses all charges in Blackwater shooting
A federal judge dismissed all charges Thursday against five Blackwater Worldwide security guards accused of killing unarmed Iraqi civilians in a crowded Baghdad intersection in 2007.
Fri., Dec. 11, 2009
Blackwater tied to clandestine CIA missions
WASHINGTON – Highly trained personnel employed with the private security firm formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide sometimes operated side by side with CIA field officers in Iraq and Afghanistan as …
Wed., Nov. 11, 2009
Blackwater payoff plan alleged
Former top executives at Blackwater Worldwide say the U.S. security contractor sent about $1 million to its Iraq office with the intention of paying off officials in the country who …
Fri., Jan. 30, 2009
Iraq takes step to oust Blackwater
BAGHDAD – Blackwater Worldwide, the security company accused of using excessive deadly force while protecting U.S. diplomats in Baghdad, would be barred from future work in Iraq under a decision …
Sat., Sept. 27, 2008
Book reveals role of privatized military
What your middle-school English teacher told you is true: Language is important. Think of the word “contractor,” for example. It likely brings images of baseball-capped guys who build houses or …