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Briton earned millions in the supply of fake mine detectors in the "hot spots"

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A court in Great Britain is considering the case of an entrepreneur who sold defective equipment to military and police structures in Iraq, Georgia, Egypt and Moscow.


James McCormick offered to his customers a new type of compact mine detector. The devices were positioned as innovative, capable of detecting dangerous objects under water, underground, from the air and even through walls. The manufacturer claimed that they overcome all known forms of disguise. Devices were sold for $ 41 thousand apiece. In fact, the devices were assembled using golf balls and old wires. Such equipment could not detect any explosive substances.

A British court has filed fraud charges against McCormick. According to the case file, during the period from 2008 to 2010, McCormick earned $ 40 million, selling 6 to thousands of mine detectors. The main customer was Iraq, where special services daily discover and neutralize dozens of explosive items.

Also, Niger, Mexico, Belgium, Thailand, Egypt and Georgia became buyers of fake mine detectors. According to the British media, the authorities of Moscow, who purchased equipment for $ 1 million for the needs of one of the city districts, were also caught up in McCormick’s fraud.

James McCormick is accused by the court in three articles. The verdict will be announced on 2 May 2013.
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  1. Vtel
    Vtel April 25 2013 11: 33 New
    +6
    Briton earned millions in the supply of fake mine detectors in the "hot spots"

    So believe the British after that. It would be nice to get him to show the device in action on a minefield, for example in Afghanistan.
    The buyers of fake mine detectors are Niger, Mexico, Belgium, Thailand, Egypt and Georgia.

    And then in the order of customer intelligence.
    1. elmi
      elmi April 25 2013 17: 10 New
      +3
      The family is not without a freak, as they say. We also recall that there was something similar - the case with defective body armor. As these cheaters do not understand what is possible in a war, their sons themselves may suffer from defective body armor, and there are probably many other things besides defective body armor that we don’t know yet.
      1. Bronis
        Bronis April 25 2013 17: 52 New
        +3
        Quote: elmi
        perhaps in war their sons themselves may suffer from defective body armor
        I'm afraid their sons cannot be there. Their sons with the proceeds may well study at Princeton ... That's right. We’ve got a sports car and education abroad for a ten-year-old, and a bullet in the chest for a simple guy from the backwoods ... And they qualified it, it seems, as a fraud, although they could have tied up treason before. And the sanctions there are different.
        1. astra
          astra April 25 2013 18: 07 New
          +3
          Quote: Bronis
          I'm afraid their sons cannot be there. Their sons with the proceeds may well study at Princeton ...

          I agree. In case of war, their sons, if not abroad, will be "clerks" at the headquarters
          1. alex11111
            alex11111 April 25 2013 21: 31 New
            0
            All this is so yes, the conversation now is not about our body armor but about their mine detectors)
        2. carbofo
          carbofo 2 May 2013 02: 20 New
          0
          By the way, this is state treason - undermining the defense of the state.
          By selling fake protective gear.
          25 years without the right of appeal and amnesty.
          Although a bit too much, since no one died, I think 5 years is enough from call to call.
    2. timurpl
      timurpl April 25 2013 22: 15 New
      +1
      It seems to me this is our man!
      -Well, or we will soon learn from their press that this fact was not without Moscow’s hand ...
  2. BARKAS
    BARKAS April 25 2013 11: 35 New
    +5
    Nimble small probably learned from our sellers of medical equipment.
    1. Renat
      Renat April 25 2013 12: 29 New
      +1
      Yeah, fun. But someone paid for it, if not with life, with at least a severed leg.
  3. Bashkaus
    Bashkaus April 25 2013 11: 44 New
    20
    Well done man, I think that he earned the money honestly and has every right to them.
    Well, you yourself think what a normal person does, how to buy new equipment?
    Correctly, meticulously checks the performance.
    And what does he do if the equipment is “with a guarantee and packaged in a store”? When he gets home correctly, he takes it out of the package and starts to indulge, tinker with the settings and watch how this crap works, so that in case of malfunctions, return within 2 weeks without forgetting to present the package and the sales receipt.
    Well, is it true that not one employee after delivering "this" to the troops did not throw cartridges on the floor and did not start playing to see how he reacts, etc.?
    And if the buyer is such a sucker, then it is simply not a sin to deceive him.
    Freedom to the businessman and the medal "Ostap Bender of the first degree"
    1. RDS-1
      RDS-1 April 25 2013 17: 35 New
      +4
      It should be understood that wholesalers-dealers turned out to be suckers, and not end-users of the product. Those. in Russian, this situation is described as "a thief stole a baton from a thief," and, alas, I do not share the general positive.

      PS Now, if the Iraqis had smashed a batch of fake iPhones from old wires and cigarette packs to the little shaves, then another thing, yes smile
  4. maksim
    maksim April 25 2013 11: 49 New
    +1
    just handsome!
  5. Canep
    Canep April 25 2013 11: 51 New
    +4
    Anyone who has brains would check his gadget, it’s safer to teach a shark to bite than to go without military clearance with an unverified device.
  6. taseka
    taseka April 25 2013 11: 55 New
    +6
    At least one "buyer" knew how the mine detector differs from a steam locomotive? Rollback, ladies and gentlemen, just RETRIEVE !!!
  7. olegff68
    olegff68 April 25 2013 11: 59 New
    +1
    Niger, Mexico, Belgium, Thailand, Egypt and Georgia. According to British media, the authorities of Moscow also fell for McCormick fraud ...- How did Belgium put it on this list ???
    1. andsavichev2012
      andsavichev2012 April 25 2013 14: 05 New
      +2
      Moscow authorities unequivocally did not buy mine detectors, this is bullshit. But Belgium is probably the same bullshit, they are centralized, from NATO warehouses are equipped
  8. lobik
    lobik April 25 2013 12: 16 New
    0
    You don’t have to think that all such suckers. He saw bullets on the floor, but he didn’t have unique abilities. And of course the author exaggerates about such a primitive.
    1. Bashkaus
      Bashkaus April 25 2013 12: 28 New
      -1
      And what is the primitive? People are gullible like kittens.
      I myself remember from my youth I lit on a city day, a number of dry closets, the price of 7 rubles.
      And in front of the toilets grannies sell tickets.
      I was not too lazy, I picked up a used ticket from the ground (I did not torture pride).
      Poto shook them defiantly (so that my grandmothers could see that I was already cured) went to the toilet, and there was a special feeder for the used tickets, in general, I still poked myself in my pockets.
      So, when he went out, he not only gave them to his friends for free, he also went to the end of the line (and the queue was about 20 meters away from the crowd), he also began, without a twinge of conscience, to scramble tickets on the top five.
      Of course there were "thinkers" who asked the question why somewhere in front of the booths it says 7p, and I sell for 5. I had to explain that the sooner you buy a plane or train ticket, the cheaper it costs the buyer, and because the queue is big, and we can say that people make a purchase "forward", then everything is logical. For some reason, after these beliefs, even among the most ardent skeptics who intuitively feel that there’s a joke somewhere, the desire for a freebie still took up above reason.
      Honestly, how it all ended when the crowd of “whitewashed” reached the beginning of the line where there were fierce grannies with tickets for 7p I do not know. At this time, I was already sitting with my friends in a cafe and treated everyone at my own expense with barbecue, beer and other pleasures of life. I earned that day is not bad ...
      So, at the expense of how many suckers we have, I definitely can’t say, but the fact that many are striving for a freebie is a fact.
      1. RDS-1
        RDS-1 April 25 2013 17: 41 New
        +6
        Quote: Bashkaus
        At this time, I was already sitting with my friends in a cafe and treated everyone at my own expense with barbecue, beer and other pleasures of life.

        The main thing is that that barbecue should not be cooked from the neighboring Ball, otherwise you were not the only one who was cunning at this celebration of life;)
      2. dmitreach
        dmitreach April 25 2013 22: 12 New
        0
        and there was a special feeder for used tickets,

        Well, let's say there were a hundred of them.
        5 rubles each.
        for 500 rubles can you feed your friends with barbecue? do you have such expensive toilets on city day or free meat (on city day)?
        did you sell stibrin tickets in 5 minutes?
        and celebrated for the whole paycheck?
        very strange story. wassat
        although I had one acquaintance. engaged in trucking on his gazelle ...
        He was famous, among his friends, for being able to go "cheaper" and burn gasoline for the difference in price ... spending all this day on this "operation". laughing
      3. carbofo
        carbofo 2 May 2013 02: 25 New
        +1
        Quote: Bashkaus
        I earned that day is not bad ...

        Well what can you say about your moral character :(.
  9. dmitry46
    dmitry46 April 25 2013 12: 17 New
    +3
    Do you remember the 9th company movie?
    "To whom is war, to whom I am dear mother .."
  10. Shesternyack
    Shesternyack April 25 2013 12: 32 New
    +3
    You can certainly admire this fraud, but how many people died in the same Iraq, “thanks” to the use of this mine detector?
    1. Bashkaus
      Bashkaus April 25 2013 12: 59 New
      +1
      Do you need to learn from your mistakes?
      We, too, if you recall in the late 80s how the frantic yelling "Democracy, Glasnost, Perestroika" and ruined the country, good now the understanding has come that we were divorced as suckers.
      Russia has always been the first in everything, but now it honestly warns everyone to “don’t have a clue with these democrats - it’s dangerous” whoever does not believe is to blame. We warned.
    2. Canep
      Canep April 25 2013 13: 56 New
      0
      Want to say how many idiots became less in the process of its application.
    3. za_zik
      za_zik April 25 2013 17: 26 New
      +1
      I support! Well, think it was worse than others - took a bribe and several people died because of this, I support! You think a doctor gave a psychopath or a driver or a weapon, I don't give a damn that the official knocked down three - the clever bought off, etc. .. In general, the hero should be given when, on a national scale, ground chalk instead of an antibiotic. Bravo, support !! And the hatch stolen-nonsense! Nothing that tomorrow the father of three children crippled there - glory to thieves and honor! Those who justify this - scum and moral, at r about dy !!!
  11. Shesternyack
    Shesternyack April 25 2013 12: 35 New
    +2
    Quote: dmitry46
    "To whom is war, to whom I am dear mother .."

    Quote: taseka
    Rollback, ladies and gentlemen, just RETRIEVE !!!

    Well, just don’t believe that an ordinary person from the “street” can just get into the arms market “fool”.
  12. Naval
    Naval April 25 2013 13: 12 New
    +3
    So they also have their own Serdyukovs and Vasilyevs ..
  13. Garrin
    Garrin April 25 2013 13: 40 New
    +4
    It seems to me that this Jack McCormick, in a previous life, was Zhenya Makaronnikov and served in the Russian Defense Ministry.
  14. lilit.193
    lilit.193 April 25 2013 14: 11 New
    +2
    That would take this McCormick to the minefield. Let him experience it on himself.
  15. pensioner
    pensioner April 25 2013 14: 36 New
    0
    Also, buyers of fake mine detectors are Niger, Mexico, Belgium, Thailand, Egypt and Georgia.


    Georgia’s presence on this list is especially pleasing. Will they get air defense from the states? Oh well...
    1. Canep
      Canep April 25 2013 18: 35 New
      +1
      That the Georgians do not give you peace of mind, Saakashvili is political impotent, the new government is taking the first steps, you need to wait and their position will be visible. And the consequence of the use of this crap will be crippled children. Children usually climb anywhere, and collect souvenirs in the "neutralized" minefields in the first place. Remember yourself in childhood.
  16. gregor6549
    gregor6549 April 25 2013 15: 45 New
    0
    What to say? Well done British. To be able to steal the bullshit to the military is not so simple, even in the West.
    1. za_zik
      za_zik April 25 2013 17: 30 New
      +1
      Did you even understand what you wrote? Ordinary people will suffer, as always, such as you will support ((((((!
      1. gregor6549
        gregor6549 April 25 2013 18: 46 New
        +1
        In order for ordinary people not to suffer, military and other state structures obliged to watch, they should still watch and filter the scammers, and not be suckers or be with the scammers at the same time and cut down pieces of the budget along with these scammers. And this is a problem not only of British or American law enforcement agencies, but also of many others, including Russian ones. And if this problem is solved as, for example, it is solved in Singapore, then there will be no such problems, and simple people will not suffer, and the thief will be in prison, and not in a warm and comfortable chair. And the last one. Strangers do not seem to poke. Regardless of their age
        1. za_zik
          za_zik April 26 2013 02: 25 New
          0
          I poked, because I do not respect such an opinion. No government structures will NEVER help, they are always dependent, every person personally plays a role. Even if people sufficiently enlightened on such a site allow themselves to respond to this with praise, then what can be demanded from them ???? If you want to change the world, you need to start with yourself, for starters you can not support immoral things. A POKING hurt, but there is no injustice, one's own shirt is closer to the body, which can be praised.
  17. zvereok
    zvereok April 25 2013 16: 42 New
    0
    "Moscow authorities got caught" There is one AKA in the company’s capital, so metal finders produce more efficiently than the USA and the Melkobrit. Well, for special units, why. What for the Moscow authorities to buy them abroad? Kickbacks more?
  18. andr327
    andr327 April 25 2013 17: 02 New
    +1
    Not a man should be judged, but buyers !!! because they didn’t buy a can of Pepsi! Effective managers are only interested in profit, but for the result, alas, they are not blown away!
    1. family
      family tree April 25 2013 18: 11 New
      +1
      Quote: andr327
      Not a man should be judged, but buyers !!! because they didn’t buy a can of Pepsi! Effective managers are only interested in profit, but for the result, alas, they are not blown away!

      A man must be judged, because nefig deceive. Buyers, too, must be judged, they didn’t buy themselves or their own, whether they were denyuzhki, answer. To the one who discovered bullshit and raised the alarm, write a bonus, and to the one who discovered and said nothing, a wick.
  19. za_zik
    za_zik April 25 2013 17: 39 New
    0
    Quote: andr327
    Not a man should be judged, but buyers !!! because they didn’t buy a can of Pepsi! Effective managers are only interested in profit, but for the result, alas, they are not blown away!

    ++++++ Someone above wrote that it’s impossible, but they presented us with exactly that and everyone was led, well, sabotage is all this, although the plan is as always unclear.
  20. za_zik
    za_zik April 25 2013 17: 43 New
    0
    AND ME JUST ADD TO ALL THESE RABBITS WHICH "BREED", THAT IT'S GOOD
  21. Suhov
    Suhov April 25 2013 18: 16 New
    0
    Chubais - The Great Breaker!
    McCormick - The Great Mine Detector!
  22. luka095
    luka095 April 25 2013 18: 23 New
    0
    Let the British judge this McCormick for fraud - this is their right.
    And in Moscow, you need to deal with those who purchased these devices. They must be held accountable.
  23. Suhov
    Suhov April 25 2013 18: 39 New
    0
    Briton earned millions in the supply of fake mine detectors in the "hot spots"

    Rogue!

    Yes! Great Britain has disappointed many:
    England, London, on the square are two American tourists
    The first second (disappointed):
    - Yes ... It turns out that Big Ben is a watch !!!
    laughing
  24. waisson
    waisson April 25 2013 19: 32 New
    0
    I think this is not machinism but aiding terrorism
  25. Semyon Albertovich
    Semyon Albertovich April 25 2013 19: 35 New
    0
    Lovely Serdyukov thieves and in England breed.
  26. darksoul
    darksoul April 25 2013 19: 37 New
    0
    Well, how did this state testing device go through, checking how it was used for so long ..... or the British didn’t make soap from soap)))
  27. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 April 25 2013 20: 27 New
    +1
    I should note with regret that the efforts to fool and bring our people down gave another result. That no one was alerted by the name of the material? I see - nobody. And it would be worth screaming ...
    How does it turn out, how and when did it begin to roll ?!
    Why do I see one - this is absolutely intolerant, not true, and therefore completely not Russian to speak about the "hero" of the material - did he EARN? How did it work, for his leg and about the corner ?! Why, proudly and by no means embarrassed, some kind of dirty crook tells here how he stole money by cheating at a sort? And he does not say “stole”, he also mumbles - I have earned! You are a thief and you stole the money. And the bastard described in the material stole the money, cheated, got the crime. The use of the word "earned" in relation to this scum equates workers with thieves. Also say that the thieves on the stock exchange "earn" with bankers together!
  28. scorpido
    scorpido April 25 2013 21: 00 New
    0
    Interestingly in his blood there who? Russians or Jews?
  29. SERGEYTSIKALUIK
    SERGEYTSIKALUIK April 25 2013 22: 13 New
    0
    It is absolutely unbelievable that he was able to force various structures (in which they are obviously not stupid to sit) without sharing part of the income with important people. And I’m also sure that the investigators know these IMPORTANT people by name but are prudently silent. So it’s not only here that the Serdyukovs flourish !!!
  30. elmir15
    elmir15 April 26 2013 00: 53 New
    +2
    A man must have visited Russia and learned a lot