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  • FILE - This Sept. 25, 2007 file photo shows an Iraqi traffic policeman inspects a car destroyed by a Blackwater security detail in al-Nisoor Square in Baghdad, Iraq. After years of delays, four former guards from the security firm Blackwater Worldwide are facing trial in the killings of 14 Iraqi civilians and the wounding of 18 others in bloodshed that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe. Whether the shootings were self-defense or an unprovoked attack, the carnage of Sept. 16, 2007 was seen by critics of the George W. Bush administration as an illustration of a war gone horribly wrong. A trial in the nearly 7-year-old case is scheduled to begin with jury selection on Wednesday, barring last-minute legal developments. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File)

    7 years later, Blackwater guards go on trial

    After years of delays, four former guards from the security firm Blackwater Worldwide are facing trial in the killings of 14 Iraqi civilians and the wounding of 18 others in bloodshed that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe.


  • 4 defendants back together in Blackwater case

    A judge is placing four former Blackwater Worldwide guards together in a trial that is scheduled to begin on June 11 in the killings of 14 Iraqi civilians and the injuring of at least 18 others in Baghdad.


  • Ex-Blackwater guard indicted on murder charge

    A former Blackwater Worldwide security guard accused of taking part in a 2007 shooting of Iraqi civilians at a Baghdad traffic circle has been indicted on a new first-degree murder charge as the case moves closer toward trial, prosecutors said Friday.


  • Gov't: Case against a Blackwater guard in jeopardy

    The government says its criminal case against a former Blackwater security guard is in jeopardy as a June 11 trial looms on charges stemming from the shootings of dozens of Iraqi citizens in an incident in Baghdad nearly seven years ago.


  • Judge slaps State Department over Blackwater

    A federal judge is calling for an investigation of the State Department over years of delays in prosecuting Blackwater security guards in the shootings of dozens of Iraqi citizens in 2007.


  • Ex-Blackwater contractors seek dismissal of case

    Former security contractors charged in a deadly shooting in Iraq are asking a federal judge to dismiss the indictment against them as the case moves forward to trial.


  • 2 go on trial in Virginia for Afghan killings

    Jury selection is scheduled to begin in Virginia Tuesday in the trial of two former defense contractors charged with the deaths of two Afghan nationals.


  • ** FILE ** In a Monday, July 21, 2008, file photo, Blackwater Worldwide's headquarters is seen in Moyock, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

    Report: Blackwater created shell companies

    The security company Blackwater Worldwide formed a network of 30 shell companies and subsidiaries to try to get millions of dollars in government business after the company faced strong criticism for reckless conduct in Iraq, The New York Times reported Friday.


  • Clarification

    The Washington Times, relying on a security source in Iraq, reported on June 15, 2004, that Chechen mercenaries may have been involved in an ambush of a Blackwater USA convoy that killed four contractors outside Baghdad earlier that month. While some security contractors still believe Chechens were in Iraq around the time of the ambush, Blackwater spokeswoman Anne Tyrrell said the company's final incident report did not conclude that there was Chechen involvement in the attack. Likewise, U.S. military and intelligence officials say they have not been able to corroborate any Chechen involvement in the ambush.


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