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Veronica Guerin: The journalist's murder prompted CAB legislation that has made it a lot harder for criminals to hang on to the proceeds of their crimes. Photo: Brian Farrell

Veronica Guerin: The journalist's murder prompted CAB legislation that has made it a lot harder for criminals to hang on to the proceeds of their crimes. Photo: Brian Farrell

Veronica Guerin: The journalist's murder prompted CAB legislation that has made it a lot harder for criminals to hang on to the proceeds of their crimes. Photo: Brian Farrell

JOHN Gilligan has cost Irish criminals almost a quarter of a billion euro, seized since the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) was set up in the aftermath of the murder of Sunday Independent journalist Veronica Guerin.

Since he last experienced freedom on the afternoon of October 8, 1996, at Heathrow Airport, John Gilligan, 61, has lost not only his own fortune but also the fortunes of major criminals across Europe.


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