Thursday 14 December 2017

Ex-manager's trial for €600,000 fraud put back

Tom Tuite

A FORMER Fas executive accused of defrauding the state training agency of more than €600,000, was remanded on continuing bail at the Dublin District Court yesterday.

James Brooke-Tyrell (53), of Church Gate, Church Road, Greystones, Co Wicklow, was charged in October last year with 47 counts of deception by manufacturing a false tender at the state training agency while in his position as assistant video production manager, at FAS, Upper Baggot Street, Dublin, resulting in cheques being issued into accounts controlled by him from 2002 to 2008.

In November, he was charged with 33 additional counts for forgery of quotations on headed paper of a number of companies, on dates between 2003 and 2008.

The DPP has directed a "trial on indictment", which means the case is to be dealt with at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Yesterday, Mr Brooke-Tyrell appeared again at Dublin District Court to be served by the State with a book of evidence.

Judge Patrick McMahon put the case back for a week.

Irish Independent

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