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RALEIGH, N.C. – The man who built Blackwater USA into one of the world's most respected and reviled defense contractors will no longer be involved in the company's operations.
A spokeswoman for the company, now called Xe (zee), said Wednesday that Erik Prince will relinquish involvement in its day-to-day operations and give up some of his ownership rights. Prince had appointed a new president and chief operating officer in a management shake-up earlier this year.
Spokeswoman Stacy DeLuke says Prince felt he was "constantly being thrown under the bus" after serving the country for years