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.