Solicitor facing trial for theft of e750,000
A SOLICITOR will be tried for deception and theft of approximately €750,000 at a law firm.
David O'Shea (44), pictured right, of Parkmore Drive, Terenure, in south Dublin, is facing 26 counts under the Theft and Fraud Offences Act.
They include charges for theft of about €500,000 from client accounts and deceiving others out of approximately €250,000, for his own gain, at O'Donovan's Solicitors, on Capel Street, from 2005 to 2008.
Mr O'Shea had no reply to caution when he was charged, and the DPP had directed trial on indictment.
He made his third appearance at Dublin District Court yesterday where Detective Sergeant Martin Griffin, of the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation, served a book of evidence on him.
A state solicitor told Judge John O'Neill that Mr O'Shea was to be "returned to the next term of Dublin Circuit Court".
Judge O'Neill then made an order sending him forward for trial. The judge remanded him on bail and agreed to legal aid for Mr O'Shea.
Mr O'Shea, who was wearing a dark suit, spoke briefly during the case to confirm his name and his signature on a bail bond.