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John Alex Kane

John Alex Kane

John Alex Kane

A businessman who owes millions of euro to the taxman claims he is at risk of "double jeopardy" as he is facing both criminal charges and civil contempt proceedings for allegedly attempting to break into his former premises.

Car dealer John Alex Kane was arrested and charged after a garda spotted him outside his old showroom in Granard, Co Longford, on June 9.

According to Garda affidavits, a side exit had been forcibly prised open and Mr Kane was found holding a battery-powered drill.