New York, The embattled owner of infamous Blackwater, Erik Prince is reportedly moving to the United Arab Emirates.
According to reports, Erik Prince has put up Blackwater for sale. A federal grand jury in April indicted five top executives of Blackwater for conspiracy, obstruction of justice and weapons. The indicted executives included the number two to Erik Prince, Gary Jackson who was also the former president of Blackwater.
However Erik Prince has not been formerly charged with any criminality, but investigators and Congressional committees are still investigating the company.
Several sources close to Blackwater have confirmed the report that Erik Prince is planning on leaving for the UAE, but Prince’s trusted adviser refused to confirm the story. According to The Nation, Corallo said that, “I have a policy on not discussing my client’s personal lives-especially when that client is a private citizen. It is nobody’s business where Mr. Prince (or anyone else) chooses to live. So I’m afraid I will not be able to confirm any rumors.”
When Prince gets to the UAE, he might avoid extradition because the United Arab Emirates has no extradition agreement with the United States.
Blackwater has been under investigations in its operations in Iraq. Former employees of Blackwater have claimed that Prince himself have carried ‘illegal’ weapons in his private plane to the Gulf nation. However investigators have not been able to have the evidence to formally charge Prince.