Wednesday 21 February 2018

Jailed ex-Anglo official walks free after appeal

Released: Aoife Maguire. Photo: Courtpix
Released: Aoife Maguire. Photo: Courtpix

Ruaidhri Giblin

An ex-Anglo Irish Bank official jailed for conspiring to conceal bank accounts from the Revenue Commissioners has walked free from jail following a successful sentence appeal.

Aoife Maguire (62), of Rothe Abbey, South Circular Road, Kilmainham, Dublin, had pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to conspiring to delete bank accounts from the bank's internal system and conspiring to defraud the Revenue Commissioners on dates in 2003 and 2004.

Following a two-month trial and nearly seven hours of deliberations, Maguire, along with two co-accused, was found guilty by a jury and sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment by Judge Patrick McCartan on July 31, 2015.

Maguire, who was an assistant manager at Anglo Irish Bank, successfully appealed her sentence yesterday.

The Court of Appeal quashed her original sentence, substituted it with a new nine-month sentence and suspended any unserved portion.

Maguire is required to be on good behaviour for a year and has now been released.

Irish Independent

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