The conman who made $84 million selling fake bomb detectors to Iraq and other countries has been jailed for ten years by a court in the UK.
Passing sentence on Jim McCormick, Judge Richard Hone said:
“The device was useless, the profits outrageous and your culpability as a fraudster has to be placed in the highest category …
“… your fraudulent conduct … in all probability materially contributed to causing death and injury to innocent individuals …
“In terms of culpability and harm, I have been unable to imagine a more serious case of its kind.“
The judge described the profits as ‘obscene’, funding grand houses, a greedy and extravagant lifestyle, and even a yacht.
McCormick sold the ‘ADE 651’ devices through his company, Advanced Tactical Security & Communications Ltd (ATSC).
The devices are reported to be still in use throughout Iraq.