Convicted Contractor Can't Return To Afghanistan

Law360, New York (September 8, 2011, 1:43 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal judge ruled Wednesday that a former Blackwater Worldwide contractor convicted of involuntary manslaughter for killing an Afghan civilian would not be allowed to return to Afghanistan while awaiting appeal.

Christopher Drotleff, who is free on bond pending his appeal, asked the court's permission to return to Afghanistan to do concrete work for an American telecommunications contractor at Kandahar Airfield. U.S. District Judge Robert G. Doumar denied Drotleff's request, calling it not only badly timed but also the “epitome of arrogance.”

“The court finds...
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