Ex-Deputy Admits To Buying Firearms For Blackwater

Law360, New York (November 15, 2011, 2:21 PM EST) -- A former North Carolina sheriff's deputy pled guilty Monday to acting as a straw buyer for the former Blackwater Worldwide Inc. in the defense contractor's alleged efforts to illegally purchase automatic weapons.

Jonathan Worthington, a former deputy in the Camden County Sheriff's Office, is accused of posing as the buyer for 34 automatic firearms — 17 AK-47s made in Romania and 17 Bushmaster M4s — that were actually being purchased by Blackwater, now known as Xe Services.

According to prosecutors, Blackwater wanted to get around restrictions...
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