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Monday 11 December 2017

Sean Quinn Jr to serve three months in low security jail

Sean Quinn senior was in court to see his son and nephew jailed
Sean Quinn Jnr is escorted by gardai as he leaves the High Court yesterday bound for Mountjoy jail after being found in contempt of court. Photo: Courtpix
Sean Quinn Jnr arrives at the High Court in Dublin followed by his father Sean Snr
Former billionaire Sean Quinn arriving at the High Court in Dublin
Peter Darragh Quinn

Sean Quinn Junior will be serving his three-month jail sentence in the low-security training unit of Mountjoy Jail, a Prison Service spokesman said.

Bankrupt ex-billionaire Sean Quinn is facing the battle of his life to free his son, who has been jailed over an asset-stripping plot.

Quinn Jr and his cousin, Peter Darragh Quinn, who has a warrant out for his arrest after failing to turn up at the High Court in Dublin for the hearing, were each sentenced to three months for trying to hide a €500m (£390 million) property empire from the former Anglo Irish Bank.

Quinn Sr, once Ireland's richest man, was also found guilty of the offence by the High Court in Dublin three weeks ago but the 65-year-old was spared punishment for now to give him time to comply with court orders and unravel the moves that carved up the family's international property empire.

He clutched a handkerchief and bowed his head as the High Court in Dublin ordered his son be locked up.

The arrest of his nephew, the son of Peter Quinn, a former president of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), was ordered after he failed to turn up for the hearing, leaving a message that he was sick.

Press Association

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