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USA v. Ridgeway (Sept. 16, 2007 Baghdad Shooting)
Date: 12/05/2008 (Date of Plea)
Misconduct Type: Human Rights
Enforcement Agency: Justice
Contracting Party: State Dept.
Court Type: Criminal
Disposition: Pleaded Guilty
Synopsis: In December 2008, former Blackwater Worldwide security guard Jeremy Ridgeway pleaded guilty to charges of voluntary manslaughter and attempt to commit manslaughter for his involvement in the deaths of 14 civilians and the wounding of 20 others in a firefight Baghdad on September 16, 2007.