Wednesday, May 04, 2011

John Ashcroft to advise Blackwater on ethics

04 May 2011 John Ashcroft has been hired to work as an independent ethics advisor for Xe Services, the military contractor that used to be Blackwater Worldwide, the company announced Wednesday. Ashcroft, who became a controversial figure while serving as George W. Bush's attorney general from 2001 to 2005, will head the company's subcommittee on governance... Employees of the company -- then known as Blackwater -- were found to have killed civilians and committed other crimes while working for the U.S. government during the Iraq war.

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