Blackwater FCA Relators On 'Fishing Expedition,' Co. Says
By Bryan Koenig (July 21, 2016, 1:17 PM EDT) -- Blackwater successor Academi Training Center Inc. on Wednesday blasted whistleblowers alleging that it provided unqualified security guards in Iraq and Afghanistan, telling a Virginia federal judge it's placed reasonable limits on discovery in the False Claims Act suit and that efforts to expand production are a "fishing expedition" to back unsupported accusations.
Former marksmen Lyle Beauchamp and Warren Shepherd want the court to force Academi to hand over documents created after Aug. 7, 2011 — the date its contract with the U.S. Department of State expired — even though, the company said, later documents are far outside the suit's accusations that...
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