SEATTLE - The lawyer for a former Kalispell man who worked for Blackwater says federal prosecutors plan to charge him for a Baghdad shooting that killed an Iraqi security guard.
Attorney Stewart Riley says he received a letter from the U.S. attorney's office in Seattle outlining intended charges. The office has been weighing the case for two years and the question of jurisdiction.
The 28-year-old Seattle man, Andrew Moonen, is a former Army Ranger who was working for Blackwater in 2006. A congressional report says he was wandering drunk around the Green Zone after a Christmas Eve party when he encountered and fatally shot a 32-year-old guard for an Iraqi vice president.
Moonen told a nearby post he had been in a gunfight with Iraqis.
Moonen grew up in Kalispell, Montana.