Sunday 25 March 2018

Court date set for depositions to be heard in case of former Anglo executive William McAteer and three co-accused

William McAteer
William McAteer

By Sonya McLean and Fiona Ferguson

A date has been set for depositions to be heard in the case of former Anglo Irish Bank executive William McAteer and three co-accused on charges of conspiring to mislead the bank’s investors about the true value of its deposit books.

A trial date at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court had previously been set for January 11, 2016.

Today Judge Martin Nolan set a date of November 30 next for depositions to be taken from 14 witnesses in the District Court ahead of the trial.

Mr McAteer (63), who has an address at Greenrath, Tipperary town, Co. Tipperary will stand trial alongside three other Anglo and Irish Life and Permanent officials.

They are: John Bowe (50), from Glasnevin in Dublin, who had been head of capital markets at Anglo Irish Bank; Denis Casey (54), from Raheny, Dublin, who was chief executive of Irish Life and Permanent (IL&P) until 2009 and Peter Fitzpatrick (61), from Malahide, Dublin, who had been IL&P’s former director of finance.

They have been charged with conspiring to mislead investors by transferring €7.2 billion to make the bank appear more valuable between March to September 2008.

Mr Bowe and Mr McAteer also face one additional charge each that they falsified accounts contrary to section 10 of the Theft and Fraud Act. All four men deny the charges.

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