December 31, 2011
by Cody Harding
On December 31, 2009, Judge Richardo M. Urbina of the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed voluntary manslaughter and weapons charges against five Blackwater guards indicted for their involvement in the deaths of 17 Iraqi civilians in September 2007. Following the dismissal, ...[read more]
June 28, 2011
by Zach Zagger
A former contractor for Blackwater, now known as Xe Services, was sentenced Monday to two-and-a-half years in prison for the 2009 shooting of an unarmed Afghan civilian in Kabul. Justin Cannon was convicted in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Norfolk, VA in March, ...[read more]
June 7, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
Four former security guards for Blackwater, now known as Xe Services, on Monday filed a petition challenging an appeals court ruling that reinstated a manslaughter case against them. The suit revolves around a 2007 shooting incident in the Nisour Square area of Baghdad that left 17 Iraqi ...[read more]
January 27, 2011
by Daniel Richey
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina ruled Wednesday that a lawsuit against Blackwater, now known as Xe Services, can proceed in state court. The suit revolves around a 2007 shooting incident in the Nisour Square area of Baghdad that left 17 Iraqi civilians... ...[read more]
February 1, 2010
by Brian Jackson
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) is investigating whether Blackwater, now known as Xe, bribed Iraqi officials to allow them to continue operating in the country following shooting deaths in 2007, the New York Times reported Monday. The fraud division of the DOJ reportedly began an inquiry into ...[read more]
January 7, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
US security firm Blackwater on Wednesday reached a settlement agreement in seven federal lawsuits filed by Iraqi citizens. The suits claimed that Blackwater, now known as Xe, created a reckless culture that resulted in numerous deaths, including the deaths of 17 Iraqi civilians in September 2007 ...[read more]
May 7, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The security company known formerly as Blackwater Worldwide on Thursday concluded its operations in Baghdad as its contract to protect American diplomats in Iraq ended. A spokesperson from the US Embassy in Iraq said that the company, nos called XE, will remain in southern Iraq until the summer. ...[read more]

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