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Millionaire McCormick guilty of fake bomb detector scam

Millionaire businessman James McCormick, 56, has been convicted at the Old Bailey of three counts of fraud after selling fake bomb detectors.

The Advanced Detection Equipment was based on a golf ball finder device and sold for up to $40,000 (£27,000) in Iraq, Georgia, Saudi Arabia and Niger.

McCormick, of Langport, Somerset, marketed the detectors to military, governments and police and the UN, making an estimated £50m.

Caroline Hawley reports.

  • 23 Apr 2013
  • From the section UK
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