Why, it seems like only yesterday that he was in charge!https://m.independent.ie/irish-news...unting-in-72bn-confidence-trick-36965049.html
Never let it be said that Ireland does not criminalise bankers.
Well if obtaining public money for his bank by defraud isn't a crime, I really don't know what is.I have zero sympathy for the arrogant SOB but I don't see the crime
And if there was one, then the Regulator and indeed senior politicians should be in the Joy with him
If this is misleading investors where does that place FF/Greens and a deposit guarantee pledge of 600 billion when we were in fact bankrupt?
I think the intention was simply to stay afloatWell if obtaining public money for his bank by defraud isn't a crime, I really don't know what is.
White Collar Crime should also be treated severely.Getting white collar crims to court is the big thing as most of their peccadilloes never see the light of day. Investigation sends a louder message than long sentences. Prisons should be mainly reserved for violent offenders.
If he had returned without fighting the extradition and pleaded guilty he would have had his sentence over and done with at this stage. He shouldn't get that much - no previous convictions, of good previous character, and the judge will have to take into account the devastating effect that the process has had and will have on his future life, family etc. For fighting the case he isn't entitled to any discount for an early guilty plea now, so you are probably right - headline figure is 8 or 9 and after mitigating circumstances deducted then I would have thought the appropriate sentence would be in or around the five mark with a suspended portion of that.Less than 5 years I reckon.