Monday 20 November 2017

Former garda to plead not guilty to corruption

A former garda will stand trial next July accused of corruption and illegally possessing a shotgun.

Daniel Tarrant (50), of Doon, Kiskeam, Mallow, Co Cork, indicated at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court that he would plead not guilty to the charges.

His co-accused Helena Bruton (51), of Cluain Ri, Ashbourne, Co Meath, will stand trial alongside him on related charges of obtaining confidential information.

Mr Tarrant's defence counsel asked for a trial date in July. Judge Martin Nolan remanded both accused on continuing bail until June 7, 2013, when a pre-trial hearing will take place. The trial is scheduled for July 1.

Mr Tarrant faces three allegations, one of which is an allegation that on July 16, 2009, at Finglas garda station, he did an act in relation to his office or position for the purpose of corruptly obtaining a gift, consideration or advantage for himself or another person.

Irish Independent

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