Tuesday 28 March 2017

Movie director takes in closing scenes of drama

RELIEF: Sean FitzPatrick leaves the court a free man
RELIEF: Sean FitzPatrick leaves the court a free man

Lise Hand

THERE was a slight sense of deja-vu in the room – many familiar faces were back in their customary places in Court 19 where they had variously sparred, listened, leafed through endless files and taken copious notes over the 47 days of the Anglo trial.

There was, of course, a Seanie-shaped hole on the bench where once sat three Anglo executives.

The former Anglo chairman was acquitted of all charges by the jury on April 16, but the fate of Sean FitzPatrick's two colleagues Willie McAteer and Pat Whelan has yet to be decided after the jury pronounced them guilty on April 17 of giving illegal loans to the Maple 10 consortium.

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