Fined Blackwater U.S. $ 7.5 million to avoid trial on charges of arms trafficking

Fined Blackwater U.S. $ 7.5 million to avoid trial on charges of arms trafficking

08/08/2012

Palm – The United States pays about U.S. Blackwater private security that prevented to get contracts in Iraq with $ 7.5 million to avoid trial on charges of trafficking in arms illegally.

The U.S. Department of Justice in the words of federal prosecutor in North Carolina, Thomas Walker, in a statement, said that Blackwater, which is prevented from contracting with Baghdad after accusing its members opened fire, killing civilians in 2007, will pay a fine of $ 7.5 million under an agreement with the U.S. judiciary signed in 2010.

Walker added that this issue will cost the company total $ 50 million after it was entered into an agreement with the State Department in 2010 stipulated that pay her fine of $ 42 million for violating the law and international legislation on the export of weapons, particularly to Iraq and Sudan.

The Walker that in November 2005 the company exported to Sudan phones via satellite without the required licenses, stressing that in October 2004 and March 2006 were issued without a license also ammunition, jackets, bullet-proof to Iraq and Afghanistan also made between 2006 and 2008, technical information and engineering-related construction of armored personnel carriers to the citizens of Sweden and Denmark without permission.

Walker emphasized that the agreement with the company concludes a long investigation and divergent on company provided valuable services to the Government of the United States but in some cases and in ways that violated various laws and regulations related to the task of how to deal with our allies and our adversaries.

The Blackwater, which changed its name to the “Academy” the end of 2011, of the leading private security companies have played a big role in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he took to ensure the security of convoys and embassies and manage billions of dollars of international aid.

The five members of Blackwater, which has been working to protect the U.S. Embassy and its characters since April 2003 until the end of 2008, accused of killing 14 Iraqi civilians and wounded 18 others in September 2007, following their release fire randomly on civilians in the courtyard of the Eagles west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

The incident has strained Iraq’s relationship with the United States and raised the issue of private security companies operating in the country and prompted the government to withdraw the license of the company and open an investigation into the massacre by a joint committee was formed Iraqi-American for this purpose.

In 2007 the government raised the Iraqi lawsuit against Blackwater in response to a surprising decision taken by a federal judge U.S. drops charges against its members, rejected the Iraqi government’s decision the Federal Court of the U.S. as it contains “unjust significant” in the right of the martyrs who died at the hands of the gang who have killed more ugly In the words of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, and the five guards reported that they were not guilty of manslaughter and admitted killing an Iraqi guard sixth and at least one.

The secret document revealed by Wikileaks site and, on 30 August 2011, and showed that hundreds of employees of Blackwater still working in the security companies in Baghdad, as indicated by another document to the concern of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad of Iraqi efforts to exclude the company from the country.

It is noteworthy that Blackwater has agreed, in (January 7, 2012), to settle a lawsuit with the families of killed four contractors were killed in an ambush in Iraq in 2004.

The four members of the Blackwater were killed in the (31 March 2004), by escorting a convoy supply U.S. in Fallujah at the hands of an angry crowd has distorted their bodies and hanging from a bridge on the Euphrates River, and published their pictures on television screens the world updated shock to the American public in one of the most difficult periods in the United States through its presence in Iraq, and the incident prompted the U.S. Army to launch an attack on Fallujah (stronghold of the Iraqi resistance) lasted a full month, killing 36 soldiers and two hundred armed American and 600 Iraqi civilians.
Source: nakhelnews