Thailand's role in the shameful saga of fake weapons detectors has been revived with the conviction in court of a British con man who masterminded the fraud.
James McCormick, 56, reportedly smiled through much of his trial at London's Old Bailey court. He will be sentenced on Thursday for selling what he knew were fake bomb detectors to Iraq, Belgium and the United Nations. The trial seems to illustrate the difference between the law and justice.
Whatever prison sentence McCormick draws on Thursday will be lamentably short compared with his crime. The prosecutor, Richard Whittam, summed up the fraud case against him: "The devices did not work and he knew they did not work."
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