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Blackwater admits arms sales violations

Academi LLC, the military contractor formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide, has agreed to pay a $7.5 million (£5 million) fine to settle charges of arms-sales violations, the US Justice Department said on Tuesday.

The agreement, covers unauthorised sales of satellite phones in Sudan, unauthorised military training provided to foreign governments including Canada, the illegal possession of automatic weapons and other violations, the Justice Department said.

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