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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 01:25 PM

It's not illegal if the CIA does itů

http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/306-10/16159-blackwater-felony-charges-dropped-they-were-following-cia-orders

RALEIGH, N.C. - The federal prosecution of five former employees of the private security firm Blackwater has crumbled after the defendants said they were acting at the behest of the CIA by providing five guns as gifts to King Abdullah II of Jordan.

Federal prosecutors indicted former Blackwater president Gary Jackson and four others in 2010 on a long list of felony firearms violations involving dozens of weapons, including 17 M-4 military assault rifles and 17 Romanian-made AK-47s.

All charges against three of the accused were dismissed Thursday at the request of prosecutors after a federal judge ruled earlier this month to reduce several of the felony charges to misdemeanors.

Under a plea agreement, Jackson and former company vice president William Matthews admitted guilt Thursday on misdemeanor charges related to record keeping violations, resulting in $5,000 fines and four months house arrest. They had originally faced decades in prison on 12 felony charges each.

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Jackpine Radical Feb 2013 OP
hootinholler Feb 2013 #1
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Response to Jackpine Radical (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:59 PM

1. Apparently it's less illegal if the CIA told you to do it. n/t

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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:04 PM

2. They should have gotten a memo.

Then everything would have been done in good faith.

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