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“Fake bomb detector” device gets patent in Romania

Someone needs to explain this insanity to me. Is it money? I’m guessing is money and really ignorant buyers. BBC News – Bomb detectors similar to fake devices get patents in Romania, the BBC learns. Bomb detectors similar to fake devices sold by a fraudulent Somerset businessman have been patented by a Romanian company, the…

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…

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 fraud trial begins. Source of devices revealed – golf ball detectors

The trial of James McCormick on charges of fraud (for making and selling “fake” bomb detection devices) commenced yesterday at the Old Bailey. The trial is expected to take three weeks. But what is coming out so far is not surprising and does not bode well for Mr. McCormick. Businessman’s bomb-detection kits ‘were based on…

McCormick pleads not guilty to fraud charges over dowser-like bomb detectors

Somerset businessman Jim McCormick denies fraud charges over bomb detectors | This is Somerset. A South Somerset businessman accused of selling apparently useless bomb detectors to security forces on patrol in Iraq and Afghanistan has denied fraud at the Old Bailey. Jim McCormick, 56, of Park Farm, Hambridge, allegedly raked in £50 million by trading…