Michael Roumi sent a letter to the U.S. State Department and members of Congress, in response to a New York Times story last month that quoted anonymous former employees who said Erik Prince was involved in recruiting former U.S. military and law enforcement personnel for Reflex Responses.
In his letter, Roumi said Prince has "no ownership stake whatsoever" in Reflex Responses, sometimes called R2, the Times reported Tuesday.
''He is not an officer, director, shareholder or even an employee of R2," Roumi said.
Blackwater became one of the most notorious private security contractors in Iraq. The company changed its name to Xe Services LLC after Blackwater security guards killed 17 apparently unarmed Iraqis in Baghdad.