Monday, 29 September 2014


Have just been informed that the sentencing has been put back to 3 October. Not sure why, but will post result when we find out.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Trees Sentencing

Just heard from Meirion Jones (top man BBC Producer and Reporter!) that following their guilty verdicts Samuel and Joan Tree will be sentenced on September 25th.

I hope the Judge will take into account the fact that Samuel Tree was responsible for originally introducing the Quadro Tracker into the U.K. Initially he and Malcolm Roe cooperated with Gary Bolton to produce a new version (identical) called The Mole.

When Bolton, Tree and Roe fell out Bolton re-invented the scam with the GT200. Meanwhile James McCormick spent some time helping Bolton to market Mole. They also fell out and McCormcik went on to the ADE651.

Tree went on to work on the Alpha 6 with Simon Sherrard. How he was found Not Guilty still amazes me, especially in the light of the guilty verdicts of the Trees.

So, to repeat my previous comment, Samuel Tree is at the root of all the UK variants of the fraud, and deserves a heavy sentence for that reason, even if he managed to sell fewer units than Bolton or McCormick.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

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Thank you for the additional information. 

Hey Mr Sherrard, keep sweating. People like you can never relax.

Friday, 1 August 2014


Following news of the guilty verdicts on Samuel and Joan Tree (see last post), the news has emerged that Gary Bolton of GT200 infamy appealed against both his conviction and sentence.

Bolton lost challenges against his conviction and seven-year jail sentence yesterday.

Bolton was present in the dock of the court to hear Lord Justice Pitchford, Mr Justice Wilkie and Mr Justice Green reject his claims that he suffered "unfair prejudice" during his trial and that his sentence was too long.

Lord Justice Pitchford said the sentence was "appropriate" for the criminality involved in his case.


I am sure you will join me in celebrating the guilty verdicts against Samuel and Joan Tree. See news reports below.

These verdicts are particularly pleasing because Samuel Tree was responsible for bringing the scam to the U.K. from the U.S. in the form of the Quadro Tracker (along with one Malcolm Roe, who we understand may be dead).

Tree and Roe introduced the Quadro Tracker to Gary Bolton (convicted of fraud last year over the GT200 variant of the 'detector').

The Quadro Tracker was then renamed MOLE. At some stage it seems Tree, Roe and Bolton fell out, and then Bolton hooked up with James McCormick (convicted last year over the ADE651 variant). Tree then when on to hook up with Simon Sherrard of Comstrac to make and sell the Alpha 6 variant, with substantial orders in Thailand, Mexico and Lebanon.

Of course, Bolton and McCormick fell out and went their own ways with the GT200 and ADE651.

So you could say that Tree is the root of all this evil, and all the branches of the U.K. end of this fraud stem from him. Well, now he will take his leave of us for a while in prison, and I hope his sentence will reflect his central role in the scandal.

That makes five of the six defendants in these fraud cases who have been convicted (the other being Anthony Williamson with his XK-9 variant). Regrettably, incredibly and sadly Simon Sherrard was found not guilty. He must be feeling very lucky today, but you never know when and how he might yet come a cropper. Perhaps the Police will be able to get the Trees to drop him in it, and a retrial with new evidence would then be on the cards. Let's hope so!

So, raise a glass tonight and wish them all the best in jail. They are a delightful couple, aren't they!

P.S. What a nice guy Sam must be! To allow his wife to go down with him.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Trees Alpha 6 Re-Trial

I will update as further reports are received.

This is a retrial as the Jury was unable to decide last time around. We had thought that this was due back in May, but seems to have been delayed for some unknown reason. Probably best not to make any detailed comment at this stage as would not want to stymie the proceedings with anything potentially prejudicial. Will just say for now that hope for the right outcome!

UPDATE 1900 15 July

I regret to have to inform you that the trial has apparently been postponed due to the Judge falling ill. We can only hope that the delay is not too long, as we are keen to see justice is done. If we receive any further news we will of course try to let you know as soon as possible.

UPDATE 0800 28 July

Just a quickie to let you know that the trial picked up last week from where it left off following the Judge falling ill. We will keep an eye out for any media reports, and for the result. 

Tuesday, 11 March 2014


If you have read the post below you will know that the BBC recently reported that Stelian Ilie at Mira Telecom just can not give up the idea of getting rich by selling fake explosive detectors. (see MIRA TELECOM- THE FRAUD GOES ON).

Now we can bring you the brochure for the new version of the 'detector'. The MEXD (Medium Range Explosive Detector) which comes in two versions:

MEXD100 - The manual version
MEXD100A - Automatic version

We can't quite work out the difference.

It seems that Mira have just made the device look a bit more sophisticated than the ADE651 by adding a few knobs and lights (remember when Jim McCormick said he wanted to add flashing lights to make the ADE look more believeable?). Oh yes, it's also got a battery! That does not mean it can work as they claim. As Dr Michael Sutherland at Cambridge University has said, there is no way that it can operate as they claim. Unfortunately Mira have their tame, paid for (or should we say paid off) so called physicist, Dr Marian Apostol, who claims they have tested this equipment. The fact that Apostol still says the ADE651 was legitimate just goes to show how much he has sold his science soul to Mira (for 900 Euros a Month!).

Of course Mira and Apostol have not responded to repeated invitations to have this equipment independently tested or submitted for the James Randi Million Dollar Challenge. We wonder why not? 

As you will see Mira Telecom are making almost identical claims to those made for the previous versions e.g. ADE651, GT200 etc.

Particularly interesting is the VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE at the bottom of page 2:
"For a reliable security measure it is highly recommended an integration of
complementary explosives detection technologies and dogs in order to obtain a
high success rate of detection with a high level of safety in difficult and unfriendly

So, having made extraordinary claims for the capabilities of this device, they then want to make sure that it is impossible to understand which method of detecting explosives was successful. This is also very similar to the way that James McCormick and Gary Bolton marketed the ADE651 and GT200 devices. Of course this tells us that Stelian Ilie knows that the MEXD does not and can not work.

It would be fascinating to find out how much Mira are trying to sell this garbage for. If anyone knows please do leave a comment.

Anyway, here is the brochure:

Tuesday, 4 March 2014


Thanks to Clinton Rogers of BBC Somerset, the fake explosives detectors story continues.

Stelian Ilie at Mira Telecom just cannot stop dreaming of getting rich with the fake detector fraud.

The BBC report below gives details of how Mira have patented a new version of the detector. After their involvement with James McCormick and the ADE651 you would have thought they might have learned their lesson by now. Of course, they have also dabbled with the AL-6D, the DKL Lifeguard and the EPOFAT Train Guard detection system. But no, their addiction to dodgy detectors just goes on.

Just to clarify, gaining a patent does not mean you have to prove that the product actually works.

It is incredible that the European Union has funded Mira to undertake research into explosives detection to the tune of 750 000 Euros.

When will this scam be done and dusted?

Just to remind you, Stelian Ilie has threatened us with legal action in the past, but doesn't seem to have the courage of his conviction to follow up his threats. Perhaps he will this time? Stelian, you are a conman and fraudster, and hopefully it will not be long before you are locked up in prison, just like your old friend McCormick.

There is a more detailed report here, but think you can only access this in the U.K.

P.S. I forgot to mention that the new Mira Telecom 'detector' finally has the flashing light that McCormick said would make his ADE651 look more sophisticated. Now that must mean it works now, doesn't it? Tell us what you think!

Monday, 24 February 2014


UPDATE 0901 26/02/2014
Once again thanks to Pepijn for bringing the following to our attention.

AIDS IS A KEBAB! HONESTLY! If the Egyptian Army ever decide they don't need this guy anymore then there is a great career ahead for him as a comedian:

I wonder if they ever ask why Allah is so kind to give us such lovely diseases, and then, to really rub it in sends fools like this to 'cure' us?

UPDATE 0711 26/02/2014
Good news! Pepijn has sent us a link to a story from an Egyptian news site called Almogaz. The translation is not perfect, but it seems that Dr Essam Heggy, Scientific Advisor to the Egyptian President, has condemned the C-FAST (also now sometimes being called I-FAST). Well done Dr Heggy! Here is the link to the original, and below the translation.

«scientific scandal of Egypt»

Chief Scientific Adviser: Treatment alleged «scientific scandal of Egypt»
Shen, Dr. Essam Heggy, Science Advisor to the President of the Republic, a sharp attack on the invention of the armed forces to treat the virus «C» hepatitis and «AIDS», which was announced during the opening of a number of projects carried out by the Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces, last Saturday, in the presence of President Adly Mansour and Dr. Hazem Beblawy Prime Minister «outgoing», and Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Sisi defense minister, describing innovation as «scientific scandal of Egypt» evidence and documents.
He said «Haggai», in remarks «home», that the invention is not convincing and has no scientific basis and is clear from the fact demo of the device, which was broadcast on television channels, in addition to the research on innovation has not been published in any scientific journals prestigious, referring to the that «the subject of such sensitivity In my personal opinion hurts the image of the state, and would be counterproductive in scientific research, and I had hoped that there will be greater warned about what was said in the dissemination of such information».
The scientific adviser to the president: I want to be clear and explicit, what has been said and published about the invention of the armed forces hurts the image of scientists and science in Egypt, pointing out at the same time that the foreign press will translate the press conference announcing which of the invention Medical Center, to be used negatively in the abuse of the image Egypt internationally.
He disclosed that the President of the Republic and the Minister of Defense has not been A_i_arthma with display of information and details about the invention, and that individual effort for some people, stressing that the President Adly Mansour, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Sisi surprised what was said about the invention without reference to them, and that attending the Conference of the announcement of the device does not mean agreeing upon .
«International scientific research»: lack of clear description and fine details
He said «Haggai» It did not have any background prior to this conference, and he was hoping not to hold a press conference or to be announced only after consulting Egyptian scientists in the field of liver disease, and AIDS, adding that all the scientists who are working inside and outside Egypt are infected shock of the invention, Because it has no scientific basis, and that the invention overcome the logic of scientific and human in proving the effectiveness of this device in the treatment of patients with HIV «C», pointing out that the worst thing is the videos and directories that have been published about the innovation of the armed forces, and considered it as a «shock scientific and bad publicity for the project ». He said that after his return next week from the United States, which he is visiting currently, will meet with the President and the Secretary of Defense to discuss what happened scientifically, and that he would convey the entire picture, to coordinate with after any announcement for scientific research, stressing that it will be published clarification from the presidency on this invention.He added: I am a consultant Scientific for the presidency do not support this discovery very clearly, and I contacted the president personally spoke with him was introduced, and the President «Mansour» and Marshal «Sisi» went to attend the opening of projects, medical and scientific armed forces without being put on notice the details of these achievements, so it did not The auditing of research before displaying details in a formal conference, pointing out that they were surprised discovery, also was surprised by the scientists and physicians of the armed forces as well, and supposed that science is not the diplomacy, and it is an insult to Egypt at home and abroad, and is not the first time that this has happened.
Dr Essam Heggy that he has documents to prove that the invention of the armed forces is not scientific, and the first document which is a message search, who invented a medical device on the basis, that the search did not include details of scientific innovation clearly and precisely, and all the contents of an image device and a summary of the year for the way it works and this does not apply to scientific research, and the second document, a copy of the research published in a scientific journals is internationally known, inter alia third document provides a summary of the scientific research International in which she says: «This research has nothing to do scientific research, and does not represent the world and is building on the precise details of the discovery ».
Summary detect body of scientific research for international research on the invention for it lacks the description is clear and precise details of the functioning of the device, did not materialize, the requirement to provide sufficient information about it, as indicated by the terms of international scientific research. 

UPDATE 1424 25/02/2014
A new development in the story...

In the following video you will see the literally unbelievable C-FAST 'detector' developed in Egypt for diagnosing diseases such as Hep C and AIDS. this video they also present the CCD (Complete Cure Device). Watch and let us know what you think. Could it be true? My bet is unlikely, but am no medico so not qualified to judge.

UPDATE 1635 24/02/2014 Can anyone give us a summary of this report please? Either leave a comment or send me an email. THANKS!

Pepijn has also spotted this report, which suggests that an advisor to the Egyptian President is calling for an independent review, which would be excellent. We think that since Pepijn published his blog post, the media have been bombarding the Egyptian Government with skeptical enquiries and that this report is the result. let's hope they do it properlY! We will keep you informed if we hear more.

UPDATE: We are told by an informant who asked to try out the C-FAST that they were refused on the grounds that optimal performance requires a lot of training. I wonder where we have heard that excuse before? Oh yes. The bomb 'detector' guys like McCormick and Bolton used to say exactly the same thing, and they used to charge for the training too! Cheeky buggers!

Some of you might remember my post about a dodgy device called the C-FAST which was claimed to be able to detect Hepatitis infection. See link below.

Well now we are told it can also diagnose HIV infection as well! OH YEAH!

Sadly, despite the best efforts of this blog and many others to put a stop to this nonsense, it has reared its ugly antenna again. Please see here:

And my original post:

When is something patently bullshit?

Regret the original images from that post have disappeared so here they are for your enjoyment again:

Friday, 7 February 2014

Latest from Lebanon

Recent reports suggest that the ADE651 is still in use in Lebanon, sadly. And guess what? It still does not work.

Captain Zod, of Zod Security has tried very hard to bring attention to the fact that the ADE651 does not and can not work, and puts lives at risk.

As anyone who follows the news form Lebanon, it is plagued by bombings by various groups, so effective security measures are very much needed.

The following link includes a report from LBC1 television in Lebanon. The report is in arabic, and I am sorry that I do not have a translation. Essentially the reporter manages to get past various checkpoints using the ADE651 with explosives, weapons and ammunition in his car. Just the sort of things that should be detected.

This is followed by the presenter interviewing Captain Zod. The interview mentions the fraud conviction of James McCormick. I am told that Captain Zod goes on to discuss proper techniques for detection of explosives.

If any of our readers speak arabic and can let us have more details from the report we would be grateful.

The report starts at 19:05

Well done to Captain Zod for his efforts to put an end to this fraud!