Arthur Farthingdale was arrested today, charged with fraudulently supplying devices which he had claimed were capable of determining whether bribes had been used in order to secure the sales of useless bomb detectors.
"These devices can, in ideal conditions, detect a bribe from more then 1 kilometre away" he is alleged to have claimed.
When asked why the purchasers had not been able to tell that these devices were fakes, it was explained to the court that attempts to design and construct fake-bomb-detector-sales-bribe-detector detectors had run into insuperable technical difficulties when the devices kept disappearing up their own aerials in a recursive loop.
The court authorities have denied that the jury in this case had been equippped with fake fake-bomb-detector-sales-bribe-detector false-evidence-and-untruthful-witness-detectors. "No" said a court spokesman "These were the genuine article", thereby triggering an alarm beep from a nearby false detector-prosecution detector-prosecution- statement dectector detector.