Blackwater Whistleblower Suit Set For Trial

by Jamison Koehler on May 23, 2011

According to the Associated Press, “a federal judge on Friday tossed out parts of a lawsuit filed by two former employees against the security company once known as Blackwater but is allowing key claims to proceed to trial. The rulings from U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III means that, absent a last-minute settlement, a jury trial will likely commence June 7 on claims that Blackwater submitted fraudulent bills to the State Department on its $1 billion contract for security work in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

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