Tuesday 23 January 2018

Dearbhail McDonald: Fraudster's conviction draws line in the sand

Jailed former solicitor Thomas Byrne
Jailed former solicitor Thomas Byrne
Dearbhail McDonald

Dearbhail McDonald

FOR some, sorry really is the hardest word. Last night former solicitor Thomas Byrne began a 12-year jail term after he was convicted in the largest white-collar criminal trial in the history of the State.

The scale of the fraud, at €52m, was colossal.

Equally staggering was the gross betrayal of trust of his clients, some of whom included longstanding school friends, gardai and the elderly.

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