McGeever in custody for two weeks after failing to make bail
Businessman Kevin McGeever has been remanded in custody for two weeks after failing to come up with money for bail.
The 68-year old, with an address at Nirvana, Ballywinna, Craughwell, Co Galway, appeared before Harristown District Court in Co Roscommon this morning.
He had been remanded in custody with consent to bail when he appeared before Strokestown District Court on Wednesday on two charges of wasting Garda time.
Bail was set on Wednesday at his own bond of €2,500 and independent surety of €10,000, with a minimum of €3,000 of that to be cash.
Defence solicitor Joan Devine told Judge Geoffrey Browne this (FRIDAY) morning that her client was not in a position to come up with that amount of money.
Judge Browne remanded McGeever in custody with consent to bail to appear before Harristown District Court on Friday, August 9.
The former millionaire developer is charged under sections 12 (a) and 12 (b) of the Criminal Law Act 1976, relating to wasting garda time on dates between January 29 and February 28 this year.
The charges follow a garda investigation which was launched in January after McGeever was found on a roadside in Co Leitrim.
He had been reported missing in May 2012 and was not seen until January this year when he was found by a passerby.