Blackwater http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Former Mo. Gov. Ashcroft joins company once known as Blackwater http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-mo-gov-ashcroft-joins-company-once-known-blackwater <p>Former U.S. Attorney General and Missouri Governor John Ashcroft is joining the security firm once known as Blackwater.</p><p>Investment group USTC Holdings, LLC, said Wednesday that Ashcroft is serving as an independent director for Moyock, N.C.-based Xe Services.</p><p>The director positions were created in December when USTC purchased Xe. The private company became famous as Blackwater, which provided guards and services to the U.S. government in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.</p> Wed, 04 May 2011 14:48:02 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 1172 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Former Mo. Gov. Ashcroft joins company once known as Blackwater