Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Firearms Violations – Deferred Prosecution Agreement

Academi LLC (formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide and Xe Services) entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the federal government to settle 17 criminal charges. The charged violations included illegally exporting various weapons, equipment, and services to Sudan, Sweden, Denmark, Iraq, and Afghanistan; providing military training to Canadian military and law enforcement personnel without a required U.S. license; possessing unregistered automatic weapons at its North Carolina training facility; and making false statements to the government about weapons provided to the king of Jordan. Under the terms of the deferred prosecution agreement, the company accepted responsibility for the facts as alleged by the government and paid a $7.5 million fine (subject to a credit of up to $2.5 million for compliance-related costs). See related Blackwater USA instances, “Firearms Violations – Employee Prosecutions” and “Firearms Violations – State Department Settlement”.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Court Type
Deferred Prosecution Agreement
Date of Agreement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Blackwater USA $7,500,000
Further Information Released
Criminal Information 8/9/2012
Deferred Prosecution Agreement 8/9/2012
U.S. Attorney’s Office Press Release 8/9/2012

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database