Friday 24 February 2017

Appeal court quashes convictions of jailed former Anglo officials

Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Tiarnan O'Mahoney (left) and Bernard Daly (right)
Tiarnan O'Mahoney (left) and Bernard Daly (right)

THE convictions of two former Anglo Irish Bank officials who were jailed last year have been quashed by the Court of Appeal.

Tiarnan O'Mahoney and Bernard Daly had brought an appeal after they were jailed for furnishing false information to the Revenue Commissioners and conspiring to delete bank accounts.

Mr O'Mahoney (56) of Glen Pines, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow and Mr Daly (67), of Collins Avenue, Whitehall, Dublin had denied knowingly furnishing false information and conspiring to defraud the Revenue as well as conspiring to have accounts deleted from the bank's internal system.

Having been found guilty by a jury at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, Judge Patrick McCartan jailed O'Mahoney for three years and Daly for two years on July 31, 2015.

Bernard Daly (67)
Bernard Daly (67)

However, the convictions were overturned today.

Both men have been released.

Tiarnan O’Mahoney (56)
Tiarnan O’Mahoney (56)

The court will hear submissions later over whether Mr O'Mahoney should face a retrail. No retrial has been ordered in the case of Mr Daly.

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