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Blackwater

Apr 14, 2015

Ex-guards sentenced for Iraq shootings plan appeal

Defense lawyers are vowing to appeal the convictions of four former Blackwater security guards after a federal judge handed down lengthy prison terms for their roles in a 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq.

Oct 22, 2014

Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal jury returned guilty verdicts for all four former Blackwater security guards charged in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad. The jury in Washington found Nicholas Slatten guilty of first-degree murder, and the three other three guards — Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and Dustin Heard — guilty […]

Jul 28, 2014

Government said to suppress evidence in Blackwater

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Blackwater security guards accused the government on Monday of suppressing evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad. The attorneys say the suppressed evidence consists of photographs of eight spent shell casings that would fit an AK-47 — the […]

Jun 30, 2014

Documents: Blackwater guards were out of control

WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department investigator warned that contractors for Blackwater Worldwide saw themselves as above the law and that the contractors, rather than department officials, were in command, according to a memo disclosed Monday. The warning to State Department officials came two weeks before shootings in Nisoor Square in Baghdad that killed 14 […]

Nov 19, 2013

Blackwater defendant seeks dismissal of charges

Lawyers for a former Blackwater Worldwide security contractor charged in a deadly shooting in Baghdad are asking a judge to dismiss the indictment against him.

Sep 30, 2013

Prosecutors seek dismissal of case against Blackwater guard

Prosecutors are seeking dismissal of charges against a former Blackwater Worldwide security contractor accused in a 2007 shooting of Iraqi civilians.

Sep 10, 2013

Deadline set for new indictment in Blackwater shooting

A judge on Tuesday gave federal prosecutors until next month to present a new indictment against former Blackwater Worldwide security contractors accused in a 2007 shooting of Iraqi civilians.

Sep 3, 2013

Blackwater defendant seeks ruling on status

Lawyers for one of five security contractors charged in a deadly shooting in Baghdad are asking a judge to rule soon on his status in the case.

Feb 22, 2013

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.

Apr 21, 2011

Wake judge hears motions in remanded Blackwater case

By PAUL THARP, Staff Writer [email protected]   A suit against the Moyock-based security firm formerly known as Blackwater returned to Wake County last week after Judge Terrence Boyle remanded the case from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Judge Boyle sent the case to state court after a Feb. 16 hearing […]

Feb 25, 2011

Federal judge remands Blackwater case to Wake County

By PAUL THARP, Staff Writer [email protected]   A lawsuit brought by a group of Iraqi plaintiffs who sued the N.C. company formerly known as Blackwater Security Consulting was ordered to return to Wake County Superior Court after U.S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle denied the defendants’ motion for reconsideration of his remand. A Jan. 25 remand […]

Feb 3, 2011

Iraqi plaintiffs in Blackwater case may get trial in Wake County

By PAUL THARP, Staff Writer [email protected] Foreign plaintiffs suing the N.C.-based company formerly known as Blackwater Security Consulting are prepared to return to Wake County Superior Court after a federal judge remanded the case from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Remand of Brady v. Xe Services LLC (Lawyers Weekly […]

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