Blackwater May Face New Charges

People close to an investigation of the Blackwater private security company say federal prosecutors are considering filing weapons charges against the firm's former president and two other former employees.

They tell The Associated Press the potential charges stem from a probe into whether the firm illegally stockpiled automatic rifles at the company's North Carolina headquarters. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss the investigation.

A spokesman for the firm declined to comment, and the former company president now under scrutiny, Gary Jackson, said he'd heard nothing of possible charges. The company has changed its name from Blackwater to Xe


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  • by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2010 at 03:30 PM
    This is what we get when we have DUMPOFCRAPS in office.
  • by NAM VET on Mar 23, 2010 at 10:49 AM
    Let them countries fend for themselfs. Are forgetting we are lossing people and families.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2010 at 10:18 AM
    Inefficiant and incompetent. That's the definition of your so-called "heroes".
  • by Red State Location: Washington Co. on Mar 23, 2010 at 09:22 AM
    This government isn't just picking on Blackwater. They treat their own employees, US military personnel, the same way. What about the Navy seals who captured the terrorists that killed the Blackwater guards and hung them from the bridge? They're being brought up on charges as well, because allegedly one of them punched a terrorist in the stomach. Anyone who is determined to protect this country is public enemy #1 as far as they're concerned. Bet it the military, Blackwater, or the Tea Partiers.
  • by J.W. Location: Bertie County on Mar 23, 2010 at 08:25 AM
    I don't believe this country would hire people to deliberatley kill innocents. But we do hire people to do what we can't or won't do. They did it. Get over it.
  • by Vet Location: Greenville NC on Mar 23, 2010 at 07:53 AM
    I was in a Outfit in Vietnam call MAC-V-SOG. We also came under alot of mess from the Government to. All we were doing there is what we were told to do. I support Blackwater 100 percent. So they just need to leave Blackwater alone and be done with it.
  • by Back Location: Greenville on Mar 23, 2010 at 07:43 AM
    A bleeding heart liberals make me NauseuS.
  • by John on Mar 23, 2010 at 07:09 AM
    They're harassing them because they show how inefficient our fighting forces have become. Permission to shoot, Sir??
  • by Curious Location: Greenville on Mar 23, 2010 at 06:43 AM
    I'm sorry, But Government Contracts? I find it funny that our Government will allow these folks to be over in other countries carrying out missions/protection and fund them, and then want to sue them. Give me a break. If they were clearly in the wrong then fine, but all the government wants is someone to hang out to dry. Lots of these contractors are able to make money to provide for families. I know that not all of them are model citizens but they are doing a job that no one else wants to do, or has the guts to do.
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Mar 23, 2010 at 03:51 AM
    Anyone who has been in Indian country knows there is an Indian behind every bush. Vietnam taught us that farmer planting rice will shoot you in the back once you pass. There are no "innocents" when in Indian country. Casualties of war are unavoidable. So get over it. I don't understand how Americans can be charged for something occuring halfway around the world unless it was in an embassy compound.
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