Back in April, businessman Jim McCormick was found guilty for selling fake bomb detectors around the world for millions. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison. We rejoiced. He has now lost his appeal of the sentence. We feel relieved.
His application for leave to appeal against the sentence imposed at the Old Bailey earlier this year was thrown out by Lord Justice Davis, Mr Justice Nicol and the Recorder of Chester, Judge Elgan Edwards.
The device, based off of a novelty golf ball finder (that didn’t work), didn’t work. It was a glorified dowsing device that sold for thousands of dollars. The Judge noted that it was clear McCormick knew it was worthless and very harmful.
“He did it for enormous profit and that conduct simply cannot and will not be tolerated.”
Thousands of these fake devices known as ADE651, Quadro Tracker , Alpha 6, MOLE, GT-200, Sniffex, and PSD-22, were sold to peacekeepers and border control agencies around the world, including Iraq. They are likely still in use in some places.
Tip: P. Robinson