Saturday 21 July 2018

Stiff sentence reflects role as 'driving force' of 'planned' conspiracy

David Drumm. Photo: Damien Eagers
David Drumm. Photo: Damien Eagers
Shane Phelan

Shane Phelan

The six-year prison sentence imposed on former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm is a stiff one compared with those received by his co-conspirators.

Two years ago, former Anglo officials John Bowe and Willie McAteer were given jail terms of two years and three and a half years respectively, while former Irish Life & Permanent chief executive Denis Casey got two years and nine months.

The disparity between their sentences and the one given to Drumm may seem huge, but there are valid reasons for it.

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