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Monday 26 February 2018

Ex-Anglo finance chief released without charge

Edel Kennedy

THE former finance director and chief risk officer of Anglo Irish Bank, who was arrested on Tuesday, has been released without charge.

William McAteer was arrested at his home in Rathgar, Dublin, on Tuesday morning and brought to Irishtown garda station for questioning by detectives from the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation.

He was released yesterday and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Mr McAteer is one of several former executives at Anglo who took out director's loans that are being investigated.

It is the second time he has been arrested and questioned after further information came to light.

A number of other former senior Anglo officials are now also expected to be questioned.

The interviews will complete the garda side of the investigation, which has been conducted alongside the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) since February 2009.

To date, the ODCE has submitted three separate files to the DPP.

Irish Independent

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