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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:43 AM
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Ex-Blackwater guards surrender in Utah
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 10:44 AM by helderheid
# Story Highlights
# NEW: A sixth Blackwater guard has reached plea deal with government, source says
# NEW: Five ex-guards turn themselves in to authorities in Utah
# Charges include manslaughter and weapons charge, source says
# Sources say ex-guards are charged in 2007 shootings that killed 17 Iraqis

From Kevin Bohn

(CNN) -- Five former security guards from Blackwater Worldwide turned themselves in to federal authorities Monday in Salt Lake City, Utah, over charges stemming from the 2007 shootings in Baghdad that killed 17 Iraqis.

The Justice Department on Monday plans to charge the former guards with manslaughter and a weapons charge of using a machine gun while committing a crime of violence, a source with knowledge of the investigation said.

A sixth Blackwater guard tied to the incident has reached a plea deal with the government, a source said.

The Justice Department ordered the guards to surrender by Monday or face arrest. One of the guards is from Utah.



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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:16 AM
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1. I wonder why they don't face charges in Baghdad?
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Hieronymus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:30 AM
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2. I'm so glad this is getting the attention it deserves. String 'em up.
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tuckessee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:41 AM
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3. Will they get the same treatment as the USMC's Heroes of Haditha? n/t
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