The defense lawyers representing five Blackwater security guards on manslaughter charges are not entitled to a government security escort to travel in and around Iraq to investigate the criminal allegations, a federal judge in Washington ruled Monday. The lawyers argued that they should be given the same level of security as the FBI and federal prosecutors. The defense lawyers also had claimed a private contractor would not receive cooperation from the government.
Judge Tells Defense Lawyers to Hire Private Security in Blackwater Case
The National Law Journal
November 18, 2009