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Disgraced banker 'not paid for interviews'

BANKRUPT former Anglo Irish Bank chief Sean FitzPatrick will not be paid for a new book in which he gives his account of the collapse of his bank and the financial crisis.

The 63-year-old was interviewed 17 times for the book 'The FitzPatrick Tapes'.

However, publishers Penguin Ireland said that the subject and chief source for the book, the former chief executive and chairman of Anglo Irish Bank, will receive nothing from sales of the paperback which also features his image on the front cover.

"We have no relationship with Sean FitzPatrick from the point of view of the book. Mr FitzPatrick wasn't paid for his interviews and he won't profit from this book," Penguin Ireland managing director Michael McLaughlin told the Irish Independent.

'The Sunday Times' editor Frank Fitzgibbon also denied the newspaper paid Mr FitzPatrick for passages of the book, which it featured yesterday.

Irish Independent