THE son of ex-billionaire Sean Quinn has appeared in court after he forgot to produce a car insurance certificate as his family's empire was put into receivership.
Sean Quinn Junior was brought from his cell at Mountjoy Prison's training unit to Dublin District Court, where the charge was struck out.
He was jailed in July for contempt of court after his family members were found guilty of moving assets beyond the reach of the former Anglo Irish Bank.
The 33-year-old was dressed in a grey suit, white shirt and red tie during the brief hearing.
Judge John O'Connor heard he had forgotten to produce an insurance certificate to a garda after he was stopped on April 21, 2011. The Quinn Group was being put into receivership at the time.
Garda David Cullen said a valid certificate had been produced this morning.
The accused's brother-in-law, solicitor Niall McPartland, was allowed to speak to him for a few moments at the Bridewell courthouse.
Sean Jnr, of Farmleigh Woods in Castleknock, Dublin, was stopped on Conyngham Road in Dublin in a 07 D registered vehicle.
He was later charged with having no insurance and failing to produce a certificate of insurance or his driving licence.
Two other related charges were previously struck out.
Sean Jnr and his cousin Peter Darragh Quinn, son of former GAA president Peter Quinn, were jailed for three months after the High Court found the family hid almost €500m from the now-nationalised Anglo Irish Bank - which is owed about €2bn by the Quinns.
The pair, and Sean Senior, were found guilty of putting assets beyond the reach of their creditors.
Peter Quinn remains at large while Sean Senior was ordered to recover some of the assets, which include properties in Russia and the Ukraine.
The case is due to back before the High Court next month, while the Supreme Court is also due to hear an appeal against the contempt.