Saturday 21 October 2017

Gang thug's brother gets more time to pay stolen phone compensation

Jonathan Chubb
Jonathan Chubb

Andrew Phelan

THE brother of Kinahan enforcer Gareth Chubb has been given another four months to pay nearly €4,000 in compensation for stealing smartphones from a telecoms firm.

Company director Jonathan Chubb (37) had already been allowed six months to come up with the compensation.

He was found guilty of stealing the six iPhones and one Samsung Galaxy after giving Three Ireland a fake account number before taking delivery.

Judge Bryan Smyth had said Chubb could avoid a six-month prison sentence if he was found suitable to carry out 120 hours of community service instead.

However, when the case came back before him, Dublin District Court was told that Chubb needed more time because he was also paying back €15,000 for other, separate thefts.

Chubb, of Keeper Road, Drimnagh, had pleaded not guilty to stealing the phones.

Defence barrister Karl Monahan said the community service suitability report was positive.

However, Chubb did not have any of the €3,943 in compensation.

Mr Monahan said Chubb was also finding compensation for other thefts before another court. "He is asking for more time," he said.

The court heard Chubb was now working in sales and earning €300 a week.

The judge gave him until January 15 to pay the money.

Former real estate expert Chubb appeared as a guest judge on TV3's The Apprentice in 2008.

He was sentenced for stealing €8,000 in property management fees from his clients in a separate court case in 2015.

His brother, Gareth Chubb (29), is a long-term target for gardai investigating the Kinahan cartel's activities.

His father, Noel (52), served a prison sentence after he was convicted in May 1991 of the manslaughter of Seamus Broderick (27), a civil servant from Galway.

Jonathan Chubb has no involvement in organised or violent crime.

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