Thursday 23 February 2017

Anglo trial jury deliberations suspended as juror is hospitalised

Conor Gallagher

Published 26/05/2016 | 16:08

Left to right, William McAteer, Denis Casey, John Bowe, and Peter Fitzpatrick
Left to right, William McAteer, Denis Casey, John Bowe, and Peter Fitzpatrick

Jury deliberations in the trial of four former bankers accused of conspiracy to defraud the public have been suspended because a juror has been hospitalised.

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Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard this morning that the juror needed to attend hospital but that she expected to be better by next week. Judge Martin Nolan adjourned proceedings until Monday morning.

The jury has been deliberating for over 23 hours so far after a 78 day trial, the longest criminal trial in the State's history.

Anglo's former head of capital markets John Bowe (52) and the bank's then finance director Willie McAteer (65) along with former chief executive of ILP Group Denis Casey (56) and ILP's former finance director Peter Fitzpatrick (63) have been on trial since January last.

It is the longest running criminal trial in the State's history.

Bowe from Glasnevin, Dublin, McAteer of Greenrath, Tipperary Town, Co. Tipperary, Casey from Raheny, Dublin and Fitzpatrick of Convent Lane, Portmarnock, Dublin have all pleaded not (NOT) guilty to conspiring together and with others to mislead investors by setting up a €7.2 billion circular transaction scheme between March 1st and September 30th, 2008 to bolster Anglo's balance sheet. 

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