Bomb Detector Conman ordered to pay back £8m

By John Lee.

A British conman who sold fake bomb detectors to Iraq and other countries has been ordered to pay back nearly £8 million of his ill gotten gains, according to a report from the Daily Mail.

James McCormick, who lived a life of luxury by ripping off customers, was jailed for 10 years in 2013 after being found guilty of three counts of fraud.

The ADE651 detectors sold by his company, ATSC, contained nothing that could be used in the detection of explosives.

A court heard his total criminal gains were more than £21 million, but he now had assets worth £7,944,834, which was ordered to be paid.

Under the victims compensation order, Iraq was awarded £2.3 million.

(Source: Daily Mail)

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