Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Kabul Shooting Prosecutions

Justin Cannon and Chris Drotleff were charged with the killing of two Afghans and the wounding of a third after a traffic accident in Kabul in May 2009. Cannon and Drotleff, who at the time of the incident were working for Blackwater subsidiary Paravant LLC, were each charged with two counts of second-degree murder, one count of attempted murder, six counts of using and discharging a firearm during a violent crime, and four counts of murder resulting from the use of a firearm during a violent crime. A trial in September 2010 resulted in a mistrial after jurors were unable to reach a verdict. In March 2011, a federal jury convicted both men of imvoluntary manslaughter. In June 2011, Drotleff was sentenced to 37 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release, and Cannon was sentenced to 30 months in prison and 2 years of supervised release.

Misconduct Type
Human Rights
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Defense - General
Court Type
Found Guilty
Date of Indictment
Contractors Involved Penalty
Blackwater USA $0
Further Information Released
Sentencing Press Releases 6/29/2011
DOJ Press Release (March 2011) 3/17/2011
DOJ Press Release (Jan. 2010) 1/29/2010
Indictment 1/29/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database