Businessman "sold golf ball finding machines as bomb detection devices for thousands of dollars each"

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

X Factor hopeful booted off talent show for glassing her boyfriend in the face avoids jail

What do you have to do to go to jail, part two X Factor hopeful who was booted off talent show after glassing her boyfriend escapes prison termLucie Slater attacked her DJ boyfriend William Aitken after seeing a message on Facebook Slater was part of girl band Quantro but the group was thrown off the ITV talent show when the attack came to light'I still love her' admits anguished former boyfriend She was sentenced to 51 weeks in prison suspended for two yearsSlater's escape from jail comes day after a thug punched a headmistress after she told his son off for racial abuseRomanian victim who ran 3million cashpoint scam with 9,000 victims also wallked free from court yesterday | UPDATED: 17:30 GMT, 21 December 2012 Booted out: Slater, a bar promotion worker, was part of girl band Quantro but the group was thrown off the ITV talent show when the attack came to light An X Factor hopeful who was thrown off the talent show after glassing her boyfriend in the face has avoided jail. Lucie Slater, from Ryton, Gateshead, was drinking wine at the home of her DJ boyfriend William Aitken when she came across a message on Facebook which upset her. The 21-year-old almost instantaneously hit her boyfriend with a glass in the face and threw the laptop across the room