Guardian reporting that Pat Hickey has been arrested in Rio

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It is the Brazilian authorities who "cost the OCI/OFI a lot of money" by arresting people. making criminal allegations and then failing to even attempt to prove them!
 


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It is the Brazilian authorities who "cost the OCI/OFI a lot of money" by arresting people. making criminal allegations and then failing to even attempt to prove them!

Ah here, if Hickey and THG/Mallon were not involved in selling tickets on the black market there would have been no arrests or legal bills.
 

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These are Pat Hickey's mates who put up his bail money and look like they will forfeit same, some would think his relationship with Del Boy at UEFA helped greatly to get this game played in Baku.
 

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“We must ensure that Azerbaijan isn’t allowed to ‘sportswash’ its appalling human rights record as a result of the football fanfare,” Amnesty International UK director Kate Allen said. “Azerbaijan is in the grip of a sinister human rights crackdown, with journalists, bloggers and human rights defenders being ruthlessly targeted. Unfair trials and smear campaigns remain commonplace"

"The country, which has been run by president Ilham Aliyev since 2003, is ranked 166th on Reporters Without Borders’ World Press Freedom Index, the lowest ranking in Europe".


This type of stuff never bothered Hickey and pretty sure he will be in the Stadium with his latest benefactor, Aliyev, will Del Boy also be there.
 

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After being told of Mr Hickey's invitation, Ms Keane held talks with EOC president Janez Kocijancic.

"We expressed our surprise and they were open and honest about it. He has assured me that this is standard practice in terms of inviting former presidents to events."


Keane should demand that the invitation be withdrawn, Hickey is still out on bail, the Govt should demand of Brasil to move forward with the court case or free him.

Wonder what the bail conditions are ?
 

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After being told of Mr Hickey's invitation, Ms Keane held talks with EOC president Janez Kocijancic.

"We expressed our surprise and they were open and honest about it. He has assured me that this is standard practice in terms of inviting former presidents to events."


Keane should demand that the invitation be withdrawn, Hickey is still out on bail, the Govt should demand of Brasil to move forward with the court case or free him.

Wonder what the bail conditions are ?
I wonder what the bail conditions in Ireland would be, for someone who was arrested 3 years ago on charges of ticket touting, whose trial was suspended nearly 2 years ago and the authorities have given no indication when or if, it will ever resume?

I doubt if the bail conditions would be very onerous!
 

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I wonder what the bail conditions in Ireland would be, for someone who was arrested 3 years ago on charges of ticket touting, whose trial was suspended nearly 2 years ago and the authorities have given no indication when or if, it will ever resume?

I doubt if the bail conditions would be very onerous!
Yep, doubt very much if he is required to sign on at his local Garda station, bail was quite high in monetary terms but mere pocket change to his mates in Azerbaijan.
 

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Yep, doubt very much if he is required to sign on at his local Garda station, bail was quite high in monetary terms but mere pocket change to his mates in Azerbaijan.
I presume the Irish Olympic movement will not be picking up the tab for Mr Hickey?

And if someone else is doing so I presume Mr Hickey will declare the benefit to the Revenue Commissioners?
 

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I presume the Irish Olympic movement will not be picking up the tab for Mr Hickey?

And if someone else is doing so I presume Mr Hickey will declare the benefit to the Revenue Commissioners?

Hickey's monies will be offshore, doubt if he is Irish tax resident, does he still live here.
 

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maybe they were playing golf. As we know even Taoisigh suffer intense memory loss and an inability to discuss elephants in rooms when out on a golf course.

It is remarkable how many in Irish public affairs can meet and avoid discussing the most obvious agenda item.

Cowen and bankers. Gardai and bankers. The curious case of the judge who happened to meet, while out walking the dog, apparently, a person involved in a case before his own courtroom.

It has often been said in the business world that most meetings solve nothing. Either that or there is some underground club influential in Irish affairs which specialised in setting up meetings at which no one says anything at all.
 


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