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Man wanted in US for defrauding banks would be exposed to "cruel and inhumane treatment" if surrendered, High Court hears

High Court

The High court has been hearing further evidence in the case of a Co. Kildare man wanted by US authorities over fraud, money laundering and identity theft.

Patrick Lee (41), is alleged to have knowingly engaged in a scheme with others to intentionally defraud numerous US banks and mortgage lenders out of loans for properties, which were never repaid.

American authorities have sought his extradition for him to be prosecuted for 51 offences including 29 counts of wire fraud, 6 counts of unlawful monetary transaction and 16 counts of aggravated identity theft.

Mr Lee, with an address at Newtown, County Kildare, claims the ….read more

Outside Stock Close

Deceased subject to a violent assault, State Pathologist tells murder trial

Central Criminal Court

A Tipperary murder trial has heard that the deceased had 31 separate fractures to his ribs when the State Pathologist examined his body two years ago.

Professor Marie Cassidy was giving evidence today in the trial of a 46-year-old Clonmel man, who is charged with murdering another man in the town.

John Hannigan of River House, New Quay has pleaded not guilty to murdering Anthony Fallon (46) in Clonmel on January 18, 2012.

He has also pleaded not guilty to assault causing harm on Mr Fallon on the same date at Mr Fallon’s flat on Abbey Street, Clonmel.

Prof Cassidy told the Central Criminal ….read more


Balbriggan District Court round-up

District Courts

Case adjourned for man charged with failing to give blood sample

A MAN charged with failing to give a blood sample following an alleged hit and run had his case adjourned until next month.

Philip Dunne (28) of Woodland Court in Rush is alleged to have failed to give a blood sample at Ballymun garda station on November 14th. He is also charged with criminal damage and dangerous driving on the same date.

Defence solicitor Ms Fiona Darcy requested a disclosure order and the Dunne was remanded on continuing bail to re-appear before the court on March 27th.


Man who sold counterfeit cigarettes has ….read more

Court of Criminal Appeal

Hearing date for man wanted over 1998 murder

High Court

A man wanted in the North in connection with a 1998 murder has had a date set in April for his extradition hearing.

Francis Lanigan, with an address at Pinebrook, Mulhuddart in Dublin, is fighting his extradition to Northern Ireland in the High Court here.

The 47-year-old was arrested in January of last year on foot of an extradition warrant in connection with the murder of John Knocker, who was shot dead in a hotel car park in Dungannon, Co Tyrone on May 31, 1998.

The High Court previously heard that he was arrested at a Dublin gym where he was working as ….read more

Irish Special Criminal Court

Man who failed to turn up for IRA trial arrested in Dublin gym

Special Criminal Court

A Dublin man who was due to stand trial earlier this month on an IRA membership charge following a garda investigation into paramilitary activity at the funeral of murdered Real IRA leader Alan Ryan in 2012, has been arrested at a Dublin gym.

Last month the Special Criminal Court in Dublin issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Nathan Kinsella (33) who was due to stand trial on February 4 last for membership of an unlawful organisation styling itself the Irish Republican Army, otherwise Oglaigh na hEireann, otherwise the IRA on September 13, 2012.

Today Detective Sergeant Padraig Boyce told ….read more

Court of Criminal Appeal

Chinese restaurant fined for employing foreign nationals without work permit

District Courts

A CHINESE restaurant accused of employing foreign nationals without work permits has been fined a total of €8,000.

Mr Xiu Lin Chi, a director of Dong Chi Foods, George’s Hill in Balbriggan, Co Dublin appeared before Balbriggan District Court where he pleaded guilty to the offences.

Judge John Coughlan told Mr Xiu Lin Chi, that he is not impressed with him ‘being a guest in the country and then employing illegal employees.’

Leonard Carrigan, an inspector at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation told the court he inspected the premises on February 9th, 2013 he found Way Sim Chee working in the ….read more

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