Former Deputy Pleads Guilty To Buying Rifles For Blackwater

A former sheriff's deputy pleaded guilty in federal court to helping get automatic weapons for the security firm formerly known as Blackwater.

The Virginian Pilot reports Jonathan Worthington, 45, worked as a Camden County Sheriff's deputy and as a firearms instructor Blackwater. The paper says he admitted to using sheriff's office letterhead in spring 2005 to buy 17 AK-47s for Blackwater.

The newspaper says Blackwater could not possess more than two fully automatic weapons as a private company.

Worthington will be sentenced in February.

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