Company Formerly Called Blackwater Fined For Operating Illegally
Academi, LLC, formerly Blackwater, has agreed to pay fines of between 5 and 7.5 million dollars for operating in Sudan in violation of trade sanctions and for other illegal activities.
“Academi’s violations were wide-ranging, prosecutors said. The company sold satellite phones in Sudan in 2005 and proposed to provide security services there in 2006 without approval from the U.S. State and Treasury departments, court filings said.”
Brock Nicholson of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency says, “This company clearly violated U.S. laws by exporting sensitive technical data and unauthorized defense services to a host of countries around the world.”