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    Irish times yesterday carried the awful story of a Ballaghaderreen solicitor who took obscene amounts of money from clients accounts. He paid back when he was caught. He was a pillar of the community it seems,involved with St Nathy's Cathedral, his wife was an honorary treasurer of FF. It seems the law society and High Court went easy on him up to now,Judge Peter Kelly spoke about the loss of nine jobs in the office. O Callaghan seems to be well connected in legal circles,and is a friend of at least one district judge

    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crim...race-1.3592582

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    he had all the qualities of the small town upper class-legal profession, Catholic church, Fianna Fail,lots of property. It seems two his daughters are now solicitors and may now take over the business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eoin Coir View Post
    Irish times yesterday carried the awful story of a Ballaghaderreen solicitor who took obscene amounts of money from clients accounts. He paid back when he was caught. He was a pillar of the community it seems,involved with St Nathy's Cathedral, his wife was an honorary treasurer of FF. It seems the law society and High Court went easy on him up to now,Judge Peter Kelly spoke about the loss of nine jobs in the office. O Callaghan seems to be well connected in legal circles,and is a friend of at least one district judge

    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crim...race-1.3592582
    FF have recognised his worth and just added him to their GE ticket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eoin Coir View Post
    Irish times yesterday carried the awful story of a Ballaghaderreen solicitor who took obscene amounts of money from clients accounts. He paid back when he was caught. He was a pillar of the community it seems,involved with St Nathy's Cathedral, his wife was an honorary treasurer of FF. It seems the law society and High Court went easy on him up to now,Judge Peter Kelly spoke about the loss of nine jobs in the office. O Callaghan seems to be well connected in legal circles,and is a friend of at least one district judge

    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crim...race-1.3592582
    I’d say he’s not a lone number in that profession. Didn’t a site called ‘rate my solicitor’or something like that, get shut down a couple of years ago, that was shining a bright light on such folk?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eoin Coir View Post
    he had all the qualities of the small town upper class-legal profession, Catholic church, Fianna Fail,lots of property.
    "All the qualities" indeed - it's just that now it's official!

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    The Irish Times has established that in the early 1990s, an audit of Declan O’Callaghan’s affairs, carried out by Jim O’Dowd, a chartered accountant and investigator who works for the Law Society, prompted the society to take action. According to sources familiar with events, O’Dowd found that O’Callaghan had obtained credit under false pretences – by obtaining, from three separate lending institutions, three mortgages, amounting collectively to some IR£100,000, and all on a single undertaking. There was also evidence of numerous other breaches to Law Society rules regarding client accounts.

    Only been red flagged for a quarter of a century. Nice they're getting around to him now. Needs to be a garda issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sync View Post
    Only been red flagged for a quarter of a century. Nice they're getting around to him now. Needs to be a garda issue.
    Garda versus Solicitor. who wins those fights ?
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    The ISIS Times is firmly focussed on one cowboy in a village in the middle of nowhere, up to tricks and roguery.

    Keep that focus, people. Feel outraged. That is where you are being screwed.

    This is a relief for the professional whores in the IFSC, assorted oligarchs, the brewing oligopoly, the banks (who are pumping advertising spend into the media), the Coke set in Montrose, the bondholders, the ECB, Big Fill in the Politburo, the entire corrupt structure that tries to control people.

    The ISIS Times is outraged - over a parish pump scandal.

    And turns a blind eye to the systemic screwing going on by those in power, and their owners.
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    What is so strange was that he was involved in dodgy activity back in the early 90s and had his wrist slapped, but that did not stop him. He and his wife were pillars of society, sitting on school boards, etc a finger in every pie

    You'd wonder how a small town solicitor could afford such a property portfolio, as well as a place in Portugal.an enormous extension on his already enormous house with a sauna, cinema, library... That was bound to attract attention

    The problem seems to be that money is lodged with solicitors and often left there for years. Over time, a small minority of these solicitors start regarding the money as their own. They don't want to give it back. Or they have re-invested it and lost it

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatsbygirl20 View Post
    What is so strange was that he was involved in dodgy activity back in the early 90s and had his wrist slapped, but that did not stop him. He and his wife were pillars of society, sitting on school boards, etc a finger in every pie

    You'd wonder how a small town solicitor could afford such a property portfolio, as well as a place in Portugal.an enormous extension on his already enormous house with a sauna, cinema, library... That was bound to attract attention

    The problem seems to be that money is lodged with solicitors and often left there for years. Over time, a small minority of these solicitors start regarding the money as their own. They don't want to give it back. Or they have re-invested it and lost it
    And that’s the truth of it.
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