Danny Fitzsimons on Probation for gun offence
Posted by defensebaseactcomp on August 13, 2009
The guard facing trial for murder in Iraq flew to Baghdad last week despite being under probation supervision in Britain after being convicted of robbery and firearms offences.
Danny Fitzsimons’s criminal past raises questions about the vetting process of ArmorGroup, the private security company that hired him. It has a policy of not employing anyone with a criminal record. His move to Iraq may also cast doubt on the supervision given to Mr Fitzsimons, 29, by the Greater Manchester Probation Service. The former paratrooper from Middleton was supposed to report regularly to a probation officer. Full Story here