Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Firearms Violations – State Department Settlement

Xe Services LLC (formerly known as Blackwater) entered into a civil settlement with the U.S. State Department in which it agreed to pay a $42 million penalty ($12 million of which was suspended on the condition that it be applied toward remedial measures) for 288 alleged violations of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) between 2003 and 2009. The alleged violations included illegal weapon exports to Afghanistan, making unauthorized business proposals to the government of Southern Sudan, and providing unauthorized services to various foreign countries. See related Blackwater USA instances, “Firearms Violations – Employee Prosecutions” and “Firearms Violations – Deferred Prosecution Agreement”.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
State Dept.
Contracting Party
Multiple Agencies
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Blackwater USA $42,000,000
Further Information Released
Consent Agreement 8/31/2010
Order 8/31/2010
Proposed Charging Letter 8/31/2010
State Department Press Release 8/31/2010

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database