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Businessman who sold bomb-detecting devices charged with fraud

A businessman from Somerset has been charged with a string of fraud offences after a British company sold bomb-detecting devices to more than 20 countries, police have said. Jim McCormick, 55, will appear before magistrates in London on Thursday accused of six offences under the Fraud Act.

McCormick, of Langport, Somerset, was director of Wincanton-based ATSC that sold bomb-detecting device to countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan.

The decision to charge James McCormick follows consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service's Central Fraud Group. This charging decision follows a complex 30-month international investigation led by Avon and Somerset Police.

– Avon and Somerset Police

McCormick will appear at the City of London Magistrates' Court on July 12 2012.

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