Tuesday 17 July 2018

Two men charged with money laundering after gardai seize €200k, further remanded in custody

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Tom Tuite

Two men charged with money laundering in connection with a garda seizure of almost €200,000 in alleged crime proceeds in Dublin have been further remanded in custody.

Paul Carew (40) with an address at Saggart Court Lodge, Saggart, Co. Dublin and Edward McCarthy (31) from Reuben Street, Rialto, Dublin were charged last week with possessing €191,160, proceeds of criminal conduct, under section seven of the  Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010. They did not apply for bail and were remanded in custody on Sept. 28 by Dublin District Court.

The charges are in connection with a seizure of money by officers from the Garda National Drugs and Crime Bureau at the yellow car park at Liffey Valley Shopping Centre on Aug. 27 last year.

They appeared again before Judge Victor Blake at Cloverhill District Court.  Mr Carew was further remanded in custody to appear again on Oct. 19 and the co-accused was further held until Oct. 31 when he will face his next hearing at the same court.

Det Garda Redmond O’Leary had said that Mr Carew made no reply when he was charged on Thursday morning.

The co-accused Edward McCarthy also made no reply when charged.

Det Garda Redmond O’Leary had also said the Director of Public Prosecutions has directed that they are to face “trial on indictment”. This means the case will be heard in a higher court.

A book of evidence has yet to be completed.

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