Tag: Blackwater

Blackwater contractors were convicted of criminal offenses related to the shooting of Iraqi civilians in 2007. The contractors are seeking to have their convictions overturned on the grounds that they believed themselves to be under attack.

Erik Prince: DOJ Admits Blackwater Contractors Were Caught in Enemy Crossfire

Former Navy SEAL and former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince talked about the United States v. Slatten case currently being argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. circuit. Also known as the “Nisour Square case,” it involves the conviction of former Blackwater contractors who were convicted of criminal offenses related to the shooting of Iraqi civilians in 2007. The contractors are seeking to have their convictions overturned on the grounds that they believed themselves to be under attack.

AP

Court Denies Trial for Vets Claiming DOJ Used Perjured Testimony

A federal judge has denied a new trial request filed by four decorated U.S. veterans, who were convicted of allegedly shooting indiscriminately into a crowd of Iraqi civilians back in 2007 while working as Blackwater security contractors hired by the federal government.

DOJ

Decorated War Vets Who Claim Wrongful Conviction Ask for New Trial

Four decorated veterans, convicted of allegedly shooting into a crowd of Iraqi civilians indiscriminately while working as private security contractors hired by the federal government, recently filed a motion to persuade their trial judge to promptly rule on their new trial request, arguing that the Obama administration used perjured testimony to secure their guilty verdicts.