[Posted at 4:34 p.m.] They are accused of "enticing" the Camden County sheriff's department in North Carolina to pose as the purchaser of M4 and Ak47s, then directing the deliveries to Blackwater's facility in nearby Moyock where the firearms were stocked as part of the company's arsenal.
Blackwater is a security firm with federal contracts involving security overseas and training programs in the United States.
The indictment alleges that Blackwater was hoping to get a security contract with the Jordanian government and "arranged to present the King of Jordan ... with several firearms as gifts." When the defendants couldn't account for the firearms in their inventory, they allegedly falsified four separate forms to the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), claiming they had personally purchased the firearms.
[Posted at 4:17 p.m.] A federal grand jury has indicted former Blackwater President Gary Jackson and four other officials at the company - now known as Xe Services - on felony weapons charges.