Thursday 18 January 2018

Councillor 'spent thousands while broke'

THE ex-Fine Gael deputy mayor on trial for planning corruption blew tens of thousands of euro on luxury holidays, cars and an engagement ring for his mistress Karen Morrissey despite being "broke", a court heard yesterday.

Fred Forsey Jnr, pictured arriving at court with Ms Morrissey, revealed to gardai how he woke up one morning to find his bags packed and he was "thrown out the front door".

The ex-Fine Gael town councillor denies pocketing €80,000 in three corrupt payments from a developer in 2006.

Irish Independent

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