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Fake bomb detector seller James McCormick jailed

Fraudster James McCormick has been jailed for 10 years for selling fake bomb detectors.

McCormick, 57, of Langport, Somerset, perpetrated a "callous confidence trick", said the Old Bailey judge.

He is thought to have made £50m from sales of 7,000 of the fake devices to countries including Iraq.

Caroline Hawley reports.

  • 02 May 2013
  • From the section UK
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