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Latest Incident Turns Attention to Blackwater's Past

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Latest Incident Turns Attention to Blackwater's Past

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Latest Incident Turns Attention to Blackwater's Past

Latest Incident Turns Attention to Blackwater's Past

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Last month's shooting incident in Baghdad involving employees of Blackwater USA has spurred interest in other incidents involving the private security contractor.

Andrew Moonen, the employee accused of killing a bodyguard assigned to an Iraqi vice president, was fired almost immediately after the Christmas Eve shooting. He also was fined for what the company called "an alcohol-related incident." He returned to the United States and has not been prosecuted for the killing.