Comment(s)

The maker of a fake bomb detector that investigators say put lives at risk was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison by a London court.

James McCormick, 57, marketed his ADE 651 units to government agencies and private companies around the world, including in Iraq, with sales exceeding $50 million by his own admission.

However, independent tests showed the device has no better than a random chance of finding a golf ball, much less a bomb.

British police say the device — the ADE standing for “Advanced Detection Equipment” — is really a novelty golf-ball finder with the label removed.

Read more at CNN

Up Next

K-9 partially paralyzed by criminal has died

The maker of a fake bomb detector that investigators say put lives at risk was…