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€37k is taken from fraudster

A FORMER revenue officer and tax consultant who was jailed for defrauding the State has had €37,650 confiscated.

Gerard Giffney (53) was jailed for four years in February 2012 after he used a loophole in the tax system to carry out the €112,000 fraud.

Giffney, formerly of Tynan Hall Grove, Tallaght, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to aiding, abetting, assisting, inciting or inducing another to make an incorrect tax return and four charges of falsely representing that these people were entitled to a tax return between February and July 2003.

Judge Mary Ellen Ring has now confiscated €37,650 from Giffney after hearing that the State is satisfied that the figure represented proceeds from his criminal activity.


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