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June 27, 2010

Feds won't charge Blackwater in Sudan sanctions case

The security contractor Blackwater Worldwide tried for two years to secure lucrative defense business in Southern Sudan while the country was under U.S. economic sanctions, according to current and former U.S. officials and hundreds of pages of documents reviewed by McClatchy. But the Obama administration has decided against prosecution, which could have resulted in Blackwater being barred from doing business with the U.S. government.

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