One end of the GT200 scam

23 04 2013

PPT’s last post on the fraudulent purchase and use of the GT200 bomb “detector” was back in July 2012. The story is a long one and involves  considerable stupidity and corruption (search our site for “GT200” and see how the Army and others are involved).

GT200The latest report on the British end of this sorry tale is in The Guardian. In that report we learn that the businessman involved, Jim McCormick, “has been found guilty of a multimillion-pound fraud involving the sale of fake bomb detectors to Iraq and around the world.”

His scam “included the sale of £55m of devices based on a novelty golf ball finder to Iraq.” He faces up to8 years in jail.

The question remains whether the Thai military brass and bosses of other agencies that purchased – often at inflated prices – will also be held accountable.


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26 04 2013
Another end of the GT200 scam | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] couple of days ago PPT posted on the continuing saga of the fraudulent purchase and use of the GT200 bomb “detector”. As we […]

26 04 2013
Another end of the GT200 scam | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] couple of days ago PPT posted on the continuing saga of the fraudulent purchase and use of the GT200 bomb “detector”. As we […]

22 05 2018
Selectivity in the judicial system | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] years ago, following convictions in the UK on these scam devices, PPT asked: will the Thai military brass and bosses of other agencies that purchased – often at inflated […]

22 05 2018
Selectivity in the judicial system | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] years ago, following convictions in the UK on these scam devices, PPT asked: will the Thai military brass and bosses of other agencies that purchased – often at inflated […]