Ex-Blackwater Contractor Escapes Iraqi Shooting Case

Law360, New York (April 24, 2014, 12:27 PM EDT) -- A Washington, D.C., federal court on Wednesday officially dismissed charges against a former Blackwater Worldwide security contractor accused of taking part in the massacre of 14 Iraqi citizens in 2007.

In tossing an indictment that charged Nicholas Slatten with various manslaughter, attempted manslaughter and weapons charges, U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth said he was complying with a writ of mandamus issued by the D.C. Circuit on April 7, when it ruled that its own order reviving the prosecution in 2011 ruling did not apply to...
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