Ex-Blackwater President Denies Excessive Force

Saturday, 29 Jan 2011 11:00 AM

 

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The former president of the security firm Blackwater denies in sworn testimony that the company's contractors regularly used excessive force or that officials falsified travel documents.

Gary Jackson says in a deposition for a civil lawsuit that he believes both allegations are false. Two former employees of Blackwater, which has since changed its name to Xe (zee), have accused the company of using excessive force and improper billing.

Jackson declined to answer several questions during the deposition, exercising his Fifth Amendment right to not incriminate himself. Jackson's attorneys advised him to do that when questions came close to the scope of a criminal case against him.

A federal grand jury in North Carolina indicted Jackson and others last year on weapons charges.

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