The Judge stated that without a doubt lives had been lost as a result of his criminality.
All who believe in reason can rejoice at this news. Some others may be quaking in their boots right now.
When some of us started a campaign back in 2008 to end the trade in fake detectors, and see the perpetrators prosecuted, we hoped for this day and this news.
We wanted to see the scum like McCormick brought to their knees as some way to make up for the fact that so many have suffered at their hands, and we are delighted that this has come to pass.
Equally important was to send out a clear message that no one should be allowed to sell products that do not work, and have the potential to cause harm.
It was James Randi who first exposed the ADE651 to the World when he issued the Million Dollar Challenge to the makers of the ADE651 back in October 2008. As so often, Randi was instrumental in highlighting a scam. Following that challenge, some of us were disgusted that the trade was being largely driven from the U.K., so we set out on what has been a long and sometimes difficult road.
The news of the conviction and sentencing of McCormick is a great victory for skepticism, and we hope will set a useful precedent in the war against woo, that Randi and others have fought so long and hard.
The saga of the fake detectors continues. There is much more news to follow regarding other variants, and other players in this nasty, despicable fraud, and we will continue to report what we can, when we can, subject to legal restrictions.
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov