Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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August 2007 Hilla, Iraq Shooting

Ali Kareem Fakhri and the family of Husain Salih Rabea sued Blackwater founder Erik Prince and several of the corporate entities he allegedly owns or manages (including Blackwater Worldwide, Xe, The Prince Group, EP Investments, and Greystone, Ltd.) for a shooting that took place on August 13, 2007 in Hilla, Iraq, in which Rabea was killed. The plaintiffs’ claims included war crimes and various torts, including assault and battery and wrongful death. This and six other lawsuits alleging abuses by Blackwater in Iraq were settled in January 2010. The terms of the settlement are confidential.

Misconduct Type
Human Rights
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
State Dept.
Court Type
Date of Filing
Contractors Involved Penalty
Blackwater USA Undisclosed
Further Information Released
Dismissal 1/9/2010
Complaint 10/24/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database