Blackwater Guards Indicted For Iraq Shootings
A grand jury in Washington, D.C., has indicted at least five people who worked for security contractor Blackwater Worldwide for their role in a shooting incident in Baghdad in 2007.
A sixth employee is still in plea negotiations with prosecutors, and those are expected to continue through the weekend. The indictments are expected to be unsealed as early as Monday, when the first five — and possibly the sixth — are expected to be charged with manslaughter or assault.
The grand jury had been investigating the details of the shooting, which left 17 Iraqis dead, for more than a year. The Justice Department sent a draft indictment to a grand jury a couple of weeks ago. That grand jury approved the indictments on Thursday.
The Shock Doctrine: Blackwater Guards Indicted For Iraq Shootings