Tuesday 27 September 2016

Jury in Sean FitzPatrick trial asked to come back to court next Wednesday

Published 07/05/2015 | 11:21

Sean Fitzpatrick
Sean Fitzpatrick
Sean Fitzpatrick
Former Anglo Irish Bank executive Sean FitzPatrick

THE jury in the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick has been asked to come back to court next Wednesday.

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A jury of six men and six women was sworn in at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on April 14th last and jurors were told at the outset that the trial could last until May 28th.

However, the trial has been in legal argument since then.

This morning trial judge Mary Ellen Ring told the jury that the illness of a witness had caused "serious timetable problems" in addition to unforeseen maters that have arisen during the course of the trial.

The jury foreman also handed a note to the court outlining a series of dates and potential issues that may cause difficulty for the jury.

Judge Ring said that she had noted the issues and would inform counsel.

Mr FitzPatrick (66) was arraigned on charges connected with failing to disclose the true value of loans given to him or people connected to him by Irish Nationwide Building Society from 2002 to 2007 while he was an officer of Anglo Irish Bank.

Mr FitzPatrick, of Whitshed Road, Greystones, Co. Wicklow was charged with 27 counts under the Companies Act 1990.

He pleaded not guilty to all charges.

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