Wednesday 17 January 2018

Solicitor in court over €7,500 deception claim

A SOLICITOR has appeared in court charged with deceiving a woman of €7,500.

Denis McMahon (57), a partner in McMahon O'Brien solicitors, appeared in Limerick District Court yesterday before Judge Eamon O'Brien.

It is alleged that on or about November 27, 2002, Mr McMahon dishonestly and by deception induced Margaret Duggan to give him a €7,500 bank draft with the intention of making a gain for himself or others. It is claimed the offence took place at the offices of McMahon O'Brien Downes in Henry Street, Limerick.

The defendant provided the court with an address at Pembroke Road, Dublin, where his law firm also has offices.

Mr McMahon made no reply when charged at Henry Street garda station on September 1 last.

Instructed by Padraig O'Connell solicitors of Killarney, barrister Brian McInerney said the case "will be vigorously and fully contested and defended".

Inspector Jerry Horan told the judge that there was no objection to bail and asked that the matter be adjourned to a later date.

Judge O'Brien adjourned the case until November 23 next.

Irish Independent

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