Blackwater fined $42m for breaking US export laws

 BBC News

Private defence company Blackwater has been fined $42m (£27m) for violating US export and arms traffic laws.

The nearly 300 breaches include the export of illegal weapons to Afghanistan and the unauthorised training of foreign nationals.

The alleged violations were revealed in US State Department documents.

The multi-million dollar settlement means that Blackwater, now known as XE Services, will be able to bid for government contracts.

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