Saturday 16 December 2017

Ex-Anglo official charged with Revenue offences

Bernard Daly
Bernard Daly

Fiona Ellis

THE former bank company secretary of Anglo Irish Bank has appeared in court accused of Revenue offences.

Bernard Daly, of Collins Avenue West, Dublin 9, appeared before Judge Hugh O'Donnell at the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin yesterday.

The 65-year-old, inset, was arrested on four charges at 1pm after he met, by appointment, with Garda Daniel MacGuinty from the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation at Chancery Street.

Gda MacGuinty told the court Mr Daly replied “not guilty” after each charge.

Mr Daly faces four charges contrary to the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997.

The charges relate to alleged offences between March 25 and November 17, 2003.

It is alleged that between those dates, being an officer of Anglo Irish Bank, he did consent to concealing a named account.

He is also accused of conspiring with others to obstruct and interfere with an officer of the Revenue Commissioners.

In the third count he is accused of conspiring to conceal a named account and in the fourth count, it is alleged he produced incorrect documentation.

Mr Daly joined Anglo in 1999 from the Central Bank and took up a position as company secretary in December 2003.

He retired in February 2007.

Mr Daly was released on a bond of €1,000 under the conditions he signs on weekly, every Friday, at Santry garda station and does not travel outside the UK and Ireland without giving notice.

He is set to appear again in court on February 6 next year |to join a co-accused in the |case.

Last Thursday, Tiernan O'Mahony (54), of Glenpines, Old Long Hill Rod, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow, was accused of the same charges.

Mr O’Mahoney was the bank’s head of treasury from 1985 until 2005.

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