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Blackwater Reaches Deal on U.S. Export Violations

Blackwater Reaches Deal on U.S. Export Violations --The State Department that dealt with the violations as an administrative matter, allowing Blackwater, now called Xe, to avoid criminal charges.21 Aug 2010 The private security company formerly called Blackwater Worldwide, long plagued by accusations of impropriety, has reached an agreement with the State Department for the company to pay $42 million in fines for hundreds of violations of United States export control regulations. The violations included illegal weapons exports to Afghanistan, making unauthorized proposals to train troops in south Sudan and providing sniper training for Taiwanese police officers, according to company and government officials familiar with the deal.