Blackwater sent $1 million to pay off Iraqis

11/11/09

The US security contractor sent about $1 million to its Iraq office with the intention of paying off officials in the country  Former top executives at Blackwater Worldwide say the US security contractor sent about $1 million to its Iraq office with the intention of paying off officials in the country who were angry about the fatal shootings of 17 civilians by Blackwater employees, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Four former executives described the plan under the condition of anonymity, the newspaper said. Iraqis had long complained about ground operations by the North Carolina-based company, now known as Xe Corp.

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