The colourful former solicitor David Elio Malocco is being prosecuted in Wexford Circuit Court over what is believed to be an alleged revenue issue.
The case against Mr Malocco is being taken by the Director of Public Prosecutions and has been listed for trial next month.
The case featured on the legal diary at Wexford Circuit Court on February 6, as ''DPP v David Elio Malocco". The details of the charges facing Mr Malocco are not clear.
Mr Malocco, who now lives in Wexford, once ran a successful legal firm, married a granddaughter of Eamon de Valera and served on the board of the now defunct Irish Press newspaper group.
Since then, he has branched out into criminology, publishing and film-making.
He describes himself on his LinkedIn page as "Dr David Elio Malocco, financial services, stockbroker, lecturer, author and part-time filmmaker".
He has diplomas in the Psychology of Criminal Profiling and in Forensic Science, specialising in crime scene analysis. Mr Malocco has written screenplays, produced and directed numerous shorts and three feature films and has written a series of books on the psychology of criminals, such as Serial Sex Killers: Real American Psychos and Sexual Psychopaths: British Serial Killers.
He has also written a series about conspiracies, including one entitled The Beatles Conspiracy, which questions whether Paul McCartney was actually an original member of The Beatles or an imposter.