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Conman gets 10 years for 'bomb detectors'

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LONDON - A British millionaire was on Thursday jailed for 10 years for selling fake bomb detectors to the Iraqi government, Thailand and other countries, by a judge who told him he had blood on his hands. 

British businessman James McCormick, right, arrives at the Old Bailey court in central London on Thursday to be sentenced after being convicted of selling fake bomb detectors to Iraq and other countries. (AFP photo)

James McCormick made an estimated 50 million pounds (2.25 billion baht) from selling the devices, ADE 651, which prosecutors said were based on a novelty golf ball finder and had no scientific basis.

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