Fake bomb detectors still being used in Baghdad
A corrupt British businessman has been convicted of fraud after a jury found him guilty of a multi-million pound scam selling bogus bomb detecting equipment around the world.
Iraq spent more than $40m (£26.2m) on 6,000 of Jim McCormick's fake devices between 2008 and 2010.
Despite the authorities in the UK establishing the bomb detectors were useless in 2012, the BBC's Ben Brown discovered they were still in widespread use in Baghdad while filming there in March 2013.
23 Apr 2013
- From the section Middle East