They should have told him how to know when to “get out of dodge”…
And apparently he didn’t even get a paycheck for his part time sleuthing.
In his first television interview, Chicago-born Donald Vance speaks out exclusively to NBC News’ Senior Investigative Correspondent Lisa Myers about how he ended up being detained for 97 days in a secret U.S. military prison in Iraq. Vance has now filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Government and Donald Rumsfeld, who was Secretary of Defense during Vance’s detention. Vance tells “Dateline” why he was imprisoned for 97 days before being cleared of any wrongdoing. The interview will air this Sunday, June 17 (7:00 p.m. ET).
In 2005, Vance took a job in Baghdad with the Iraqi company, Shield Group Security (SGS), which provides protection for businesses and organizations in Iraq. There he was responsible for supervising security and logistics operations. However, Vance became alarmed by the large amount of weapons he says he saw at SGS and worried they were going to militias involved in sectarian violence, so he reached out to the FBI and offered his services as an informant. In the spring of 2006, after Vance had been in frequent communication with the FBI, the U.S. military took Vance and his American co-worker, Nathan Ertel, to a U.S. prison in Baghdad and held them as “security detainees” – accusing them of the very same things Vance says he was alleging about SGS to the FBI.
(Rest of the interesting story at above link)