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Graham Dempsey

Graham Dempsey

Keith Moran

Keith Moran

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Graham Dempsey

TWO men have appeared in court accused of money laundering offences following the theft of €19,000 in a cash-in-transit robbery a year ago.

Graham Dempsey (25) allegedly had stained notes soaking in diesel when gardai searched his home, while his accomplice Keith Moran (28) is accused of hiding money in his kitchen.

While more than €19,000 in cash was stolen during the robbery in October 2013, it is alleged that only small sums were found in the men's homes.

Judge Bridget Reilly remanded the pair on bail to appear again next month.

Mr Dempsey, of Bawnlea Drive, and Mr Moran, of Russell Place, Russell Square, both Tallaght, appeared before Tallaght District Court charged with handling property that was the proceeds of criminal conduct.

Det Gda Michael McGrath said Mr Dempsey and Mr Moran were arrested at their homes yesterday morning and taken to Tallaght Garda Station where they were later charged.

The court heard that the DPP has directed summary disposal of the matters in the District Court where the penalties on conviction are less severe.

Gda McGrath said more than €19,000 was stolen by two men with a firearm in a cash-in-transit robbery at Cookstown Road, Tallaght, on October 21, 2013.

Following an investigation by Tallaght gardai, Gda McGrath said Mr Dempsey's home was searched on December 12, 2013, and it will be alleged that €456 was found in a basin of diesel.

Gda McGrath alleged that the money was stained and was from the cash box stolen in the robbery in October.

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In relation to Mr Moran, Det Gda David Jennings said officers searched his home last April 9 and found €520 of stained cash hidden in a kicker board in the kitchen.

Judge Reilly ordered the disclosure of statements, forensic reports and CCTV footage.

He remanded Mr Dempsey on bail in his own bond of €400 and remanded Mr Moran on cash bail of €500.

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