Tuesday, 30 November 2020

A TALE of two crooks

Here's a story of two 'professionals' who, through some terrible mistake or financial pressure, couldn't keep their hands off their clients' money. One based in Ireland has been struck off as a solicitor, while the other based in the UK got jailed. The legal eagle who bit the dust yesterday in the High Court was Seaosaimh O Daimhain, otherwise known as Joseph Devine. One of the reasons he pilfered his clients cash was to 'manage' his wife's overdraft. No less than than 79 complaints with over €500,000 were made to the Law Society. Read more here.
The other profession which has covered itself in glory are mortgage brokers- especially those dabbling in overseas property deals. This time it was Sophie Bennett whose fingers were caught in the till. Unluckily for her the Cork-native was based in the UK and she got eight months behinds bars for pilfering her clients' cash. Today's Irish Daily Mail reported that Sophie was convicted at the Old Bailey of nicking st£85,000 from two clients who had given her the money to invest.


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