Friday, 18 May 2020
News that ex-councillor Fred Forsey has been found guilty shouldn't really come as a surprise. By Irish standards of corrupt politicians he was pretty bad, lodging chunks of cash into his bank account and heading off on holidays with wads of notes. He said the cash was a loan from a developer after the banks had turned him down, but when asked to explain why there was no record of his loan applications, he said it was because he asked over the phone. No off-shore accounts, no parcels of land owned by shell companies, no party donations that he forgot to lodge.... If only they were all as easily caught. Read court report here.
Wednesday, 9 May 2020
report here. For older posts on boiler room scams click here. Quite sensibly Fitzgerald advised people to treat with scepticism unsolicited phone calls about shares.
Tuesday, 8 May 2020
A former Fine Gael councillor has pleaded not guilty to taking €80,000 in corrupt payments from a property developer. The prosecution claims he was part of an attempt to have a parcel of land rezoned to inflate its value. The trial, which is expected to last at least three weeks opened today in Waterford Circuit Court. Read more here.
Thursday, 3 May 2020
Read more here.
Tuesday, 1 May 2020
More here about the trial at 9KXLH