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Fake Bomb Detector Conman Released from Jail

By John Lee. The British conman who made an estimated £50 million from selling fake bomb detectors in Iraq has reportedly been freed from jail. According to The Sun, James (Jim) McCormick claims that his fortune and lavish lifestyle has disappeared, and that a lawnmower is now his only possession. Security officials believe his scam […]

Abadi Orders Police to Stop using Fake Bomb Detectors

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has reportedly ordered the removal of 'ADE651' fake bomb detectors from checkpoints, as the death toll from Saturday’s bombings in Baghdad rose to at least 147. According to a report from The Telegraph, he also asked the interior ministry to launch a new investigation into “corrupt deals” […]

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 […]

Conman Jailed for Selling Fake Bomb Detectors

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 […]

$84m from Fake Bomb Detector Scam

A British businessman has been found guilty of an $84-million fraud involving the sale of fake bomb detectors to Iraq and other countries. A jury found Jim McCormick guilty on three counts of fraud over the scam, which involved passing off novelty golfball finders, containing no functioning electronics, as bomb detectors. They "ADE651" detectors were […]

UK Men Charged with Selling Fake Bomb Detectors to Iraq

By John Lee. British Police have charged six people over the sale of allegedly fake bomb detection equipment to foreign countries, including Iraq. James McCormick, 55, who has been charged with six counts of fraud, was the director of British-based security company ATSC that sold explosive-detecting devices, according to Reuters. The ATSC website says its […]