Businessman 'sold golf ball finding machines as bomb detection devices for thousands of dollars each' James McCormick, 56, denies three counts of fraud at the Old Bailey He is accused of marketing Advanced Detection Equipment to the military and governments around the world that were little more than golf ball findersThe models sold for between $5,000 and $40,0000 each Claimed they could detect bombs from planes and underwater, court told By Becky Evans PUBLISHED: 14:11 GMT, 7 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:27 GMT, 7 March 2013 Trial: James McCormick who is accused of marketing fake bomb detectors denies three counts of fraud at the Old Bailey A businessman sold bomb detection devices for up to $40,000 that were little more than golf ball finders, a court has heard today. 'Fantastic' claims were made about the fake detectors marketed by James McCormick, 56, but had no grounding in science and were bought for 'handsome' sums, the Old Bailey was told. McCormick’s Advanced Detection Equipment was marketed to the military, governments and police forces around the world
Revealed: Five-year-old girl and her father drowned because they were turned away from a lifeboat on the Costa ConcordiaDayana and William Arlotti among the 32 victims of cruise ship tragedy They had been unable to find a space on board a lifeboat on the port side Trying to get to across to the starboard side when the ship rolled over They fell into a flooded part of the ship and drowned New dossier details the final moments of each of the victims Prosecutors using it in bid to bring captain Francesco Schettino to trial with 4,252 passengers and crew on board, 32 lives could not be saved” class=”blkBorder” /> Tragedy: The Costa Concordia capsized on January 13 2012 with 4,252 passengers and crew on board, 32 people died Grim task: Divers search for the bodies of the missing victims of the Costa Concordia disaster Girolamo, a drummer from Bari, on his first cruise as crew, showed extraordinary courage when he gave up his place on a life boat for a child.
Two Crown Prosecution Service staff face fraud charges over alleged false claims for witness taxis worth 1MILLIONFinance manager Lisa Burrows, 41, and unnamed colleague face charges Allegedly claimed for witness taxi services that were never suppliedBoth employed by CPS West Midlands By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 01:34 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:52 GMT, 28 February 2013 Two Crown Prosecution Service staff face criminal fraud charges over an alleged 1million fraud involving bogus taxis for witnesses. Finance manager Lisa Burrows, 41, and another unnamed worker, face conspiracy to commit fraud charges over allegations concerning false claims for witness taxi services that were never supplied.
'He wanted a house full of kids and the benefit cash that brings': Prosecutors verdict as father of 16 goes on trial over blaze that killed six of them Mick and Mairead Philpott allegedly started fire at semi-detached Derby homeThe couple and a third defendant deny six separate counts of manslaughterPhilpott, his wife and ex, Lisa Willis, all lived in same house with 11 childrenSix of the children were Mick and Mairead Philpott's, four were his children by Lisa Willis and another was Miss Willis's child with another manPhilpott jumped up in court as tape of 999 call was played to the jury Police recorded conversations between Philpott and his wife following fireCourt heard Mairead Philpott carried out sex act on third defendant Paul Mosley following the fire /11/06/article-2228528-15E03182000005DC-28_634x442.jpg” width=”634″ height=”442″ alt=”The children, five boys and a girl, aged between five and 13, died in the fire at their house in Derby, pictured.
Scientologists 'facing fraud and extortion charges in Belgium after police probe into criminal organisation''Illegal medicine, breaches of privacy and extortion charges' have been drawn up against the Church and two senior executivesOffices in Belgium, where it is considered a 'cult' have been raided It comes after 15 year investigation into Scientology by authorities | UPDATED: 13:35 GMT, 30 December 2012 Belgian federal prosecutors are preparing to bring charges against the Church of Scientology as a 'criminal organisation', it has today been reported. It is believed the charges of fraud, illegal medicine, breaches of privacy and extortion have been drawn up against the Church and two senior executives.
Punish the evil judges who jailed my mother: Heartbroken New Year plea from daughter of Ukraine's former PM Yulia TymoshenkoYulia Tymoshenko was jailed in 2011 on charges of abuse of officeShe served as Ukraine's prime minister from December 2007 to March 2010 She denies charges accusing President Yanukovych of orchestrating trialDaughter Eugenia says West must put sanctions on judges and prosecutors | UPDATED: 17:53 GMT, 27 December 2012 The daughter of jailed former Ukrainian premier Yulia Tymoshenko has urged Western nations to impose sanctions on officials involved in her mother's imprisonment. Tymoshenko, the country's top opposition leader, is serving a seven-year prison sentence on charges of abuse of office after a trial that was condemned by the West as politically motivated and which strained Ukraine's ties to Europe and the United States.
A victory for free speech: Lords vote to axe law banning insults that had led to countless arrests of ordinary peopleSection 5 of the Public Order Act criminalised ‘insulting’ words and behaviour But it had not defined what the term meant, leading to an abuse of the lawA move by Lord Dear, a former West Midlands chief constable, was backed by 150 votes to 54 | UPDATED: 07:49 GMT, 14 December 2012 Free speech campaigners have hailed a vote by the House of Lords to scrap a draconian law that made it a crime simply to insult someone. The controversial legislation led to countless arrests of ordinary people for making jokes and expressing opinions about religion and sexuality. An amendment to strike out the term 'insult' by Lord Dear, a crossbencher and former West Midlands chief constable, was backed by 150 votes to 54 Section 5 of the Public Order Act criminalised ‘insulting’ words and behaviour – without defining what the term meant.
Strauss-Kahn reaches settlement with hotel maid who says former IMF boss sexually assaulted her in hotel suiteDetails of settlement are confidential but amount could run into the millions | UPDATED: 21:35 GMT, 10 December 2012 Dominique Strauss-Kahn has today reached a settlement with the hotel maid who claimed he sexually assaulted her, bringing the 18-month-long saga to an end.
Spurned lover, 20, jailed for falsely crying rape against her ex-boyfriend and claiming the attack made her lose a baby when she was not pregnant Beverley Brandreth claimed he raped her while she was pregnantOn a second occasion she told police he dragged her into the woods and beat her unconscious and raped herHe was arrested on both occasions and spent 30 hours in custodyHe later proved he was in a DVD store with a new girlfriend when the alleged rape occurred | UPDATED: 20:35 GMT, 3 December 2012 Cried rape: Beverley Brandreth, 20, has been jailed for claiming her ex-boyfriend raped her twice and he was arrested on both occasions A woman who falsely cried rape twice against her ex-boyfriend has been jailed. Beverley Brandreth, 20, claimed that he had raped her while she was pregnant which made her lose a baby, a claim which was found to be untrue. At the time prosecutors advised that no charge should be brought against her.
Prosecutors' failure 'left Cyril Smith free to go on abusing boys' at second children's home as late as 1980Chris Marshall said he was just seven or eight when he was sexually abused by Smith at a notorious school for vulnerable boysMr Marshall moved into Knowl View in Rochdale in 1979 and said just months later was forced to perform a sex act on Smith | UPDATED: 01:38 GMT, 29 November 2012 A decision not to prosecute Cyril Smith in the 1960s over allegations of sexual abuse left him free to prey on other children, it was claimed yesterday.