Thursday 22 February 2018

Drumm in solitary after threats made to banker

■ Lawyers claim former Anglo boss has been 'targeted' in US jail

Ex-Anglo chief David Drumm
Ex-Anglo chief David Drumm
Ronald Quinlan

Ronald Quinlan

Former Anglo chief David Drumm has been placed in solitary confinement following threats to his safety in the US jail where he is being held.

Mr Drumm, who is in custody in the Plymouth County Correctional Facility outside Boston, has also been transferred without notice between four prisons as a result of the threats.

The revelations form part of the former banker's application for bail while awaiting extradition proceedings.

The application reveals details of "a series of highly unusual past and ongoing incidents" which have seen Mr Drumm targeted while in custody.

The former banker's lawyers argue that the threats have created a "legitimate risk" to his safety.

They also argue that he would be safer outside prison, insisting the risks to his personal safety are not his fault.

Judge Donald Cabell issued an order earlier this month requiring Mr Drumm to remain behind bars pending the extradition proceedings.

The petition seeking the 49-year-old's release claims that Judge Cabell failed to take the risks to Mr Drumm's safety into account.

It also claims that the judge understated the effect his continued incarceration would have on his wife, Lorraine, and their two daughters.

Irish Independent

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