Tag: Jim McCormick

Panderer of fake bomb detectors denied appeal of 10-year sentence

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. Jim McCormick, who sold fake bomb detectors to Iraq, loses appeal | Western Daily…

Fake bomb detectors still used in Iraq

Two inventors convicted of fraud for bogus bomb detection devices. And yet, they are still in use. Exclusive: Iraq still using bogus bomb detectors – and thousands pay the price – Middle East – World – The Independent. Bogus bomb detectors are still being used in Iraq five months after a British businessman who supplied…

UK government agencies ignored warnings of fake bomb detector

The aftereffects of the fake bomb detector scandal continues. Governments promoted the use of the devices that caused deaths due to failing to detect bombs and people possibly imprisoned on false positives. UK government promoted fake bomb detectors | World news | The Guardian. Three British government departments and agencies promoted the international sale of…

Bolton found guilty of selling fake bomb detectors

More great news on fake bomb detectors. BBC News – Gary Bolton guilty of selling fake bomb detectors. The Old Bailey heard the devices made by Gary Bolton, 47, were nothing more than boxes with handles and antennae. The prosecution said he sold them for up to £10,000 each, claiming they could detect explosives. The…

McCormick found guilty of fraud for selling fake bomb detectors

Excellent outcome in this trial. UK businessman found guilty of selling fake bomb detectors to Iraq | UK news | guardian.co.uk. A Somerset businessman has been found guilty of a multimillion-pound fraud involving the sale of fake bomb detectors to Iraq and around the world. A jury at the Old Bailey found Jim McCormick, 57,…

McCormick trial: He believed detecting devices really worked

In the continuing trial of James McCormick, he testifies that his bomb detection devices worked. No complaints over bomb detectors, fraud accused tells court | UK news | The Guardian. A British businessman accused of producing a useless bomb detector based on a novelty golf ball finder has told a jury he sold his devices…