In this April 4, 2004 file photo, plainclothes contractors working for Blackwater USA take part in a firefight as Iraqi demonstrators loyal to Muqtada al-Sadr attempt to advance on a facility being defended by U.S. and Spanish soldiers in the Iraqi city of Najaf. (AP Photo/Gervasio Sanchez, File)

Academi (Formerly Blackwater) Executives Receive Misdemeanor Charges For Gun Trafficking

(MintPress) – Two employees of Academi, a mercenary army formerly known as Blackwater, pleaded guilty to reduced misdemeanor charges last week, a slap on the wrist for the security firm alleged to be involved in extensive illegal arms trafficking. Academi received more than $100 million in government contracts to assist with security work in Afghanistan and […]