A businessman convicted of fraud for selling fake bomb detectors has shown "complete disregard" for safety, Avon and Somerset Police said today.
James McCormick, 56, was found guilty at the Old Bailey of three counts of fraud after jurors heard the devices did not work.
Detective Inspector Ed Heath, deputy senior investigating officer said:
There was no evidence demonstrated, that McCormick or his company - ATSC UK - conducted any proper research or development into the products manufactured; in fact he refused to submit the ADE devices to independent tests.
He sold his detection devices to many governments, defence agencies and private institutions around the world. A large proportion of these were countries where there was and still remains a real risk of terrorism and criminality.
McCormick showed a complete disregard for the safety of those that used and relied upon the device for their own security and protection. He amassed many millions of pounds through his greed and criminal enterprise.
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