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Elderly and ill alleged ringleader of forgery racket fights extradition

It was just hard to envisage the Navan pensioner sitting in the body of Court 21 on the sixth floor of the new Criminal Courts in Dublin being at the centre of an international conspiracy involving the KGB and North Korea in a plot to undermine the US dollar.

Sean Garland, a 77-year-old man who suffers from cancer, angina and diabetes, was clearly anxious as his lawyers argued against his extradition to the US. His breathing was heavy at times.

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