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Ex-deputy admits buying assault rifles for Blackwater

Jeff Hampton The Virginian Pilot November 15, 2011

GREENVILLE, N.C.

A former deputy pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to using the Camden County Sheriff’s Office as a front to buy automatic weapons for the military contractor formerly known as Blackwater.

Jonathan Worthington, 45, who worked as a Camden deputy and as a firearms instructor for Blackwater, used Sheriff’s Office letterhead in spring 2005 to buy 17 AK-47s from an import company known as Century International Arms and 17 M4s from Bushmaster.

That resulted in charges of aiding and abetting others by making false statements related to records required of a licensed firearms dealer.

As a private firearms dealer, Blackwater could not possess more than two fully automatic weapons. Police agencies, however, are allowed to have automatic weapons

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November 15, 2011 - Posted by | Blackwater, Civilian Contractors, Contractor Oversight | , , , , ,

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