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Top Federal Inspector's Blackwater Ties Scrutinized

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Top Federal Inspector's Blackwater Ties Scrutinized

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Top Federal Inspector's Blackwater Ties Scrutinized

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The State Department's top inspector on Wednesday recused himself from any investigations into matters involving Blackwater Worldwide.

Howard Krongard made the move after learning in a congressional hearing that his brother is a member of the security contractor's advisory board.

The House oversight hearing was called to investigate charges that Krongard has impeded State Department investigations that might hurt the Bush administration's image.