Stroke Fahey wins a retrial

johnfás

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Newstalk have reported that on appeal the conviction of Michael 'Stroke' Fahey has been quashed by the Court of Criminal Appeal. A retrial has been ordered. This was on the basis of a prejudicial Memo put before the jury during the trial.
 


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Only for he has a very elderly mother, Id have no pity for his situation whatsoever.
 

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What was the memo that prejudiced the original verdict? He got convicted originally of fraudulently having a mile of fencing around his land completed and paid for by Galway Co Co...
 

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johnfás said:
Newstalk have reported that on appeal the conviction of Michael 'Stroke' Fahey has been quashed. A retrial has been ordered. This was on the basis of a prejudicial Memo put before the jury during the trial.


EDIT - As johnfás says, Fianna Fail fraudster Stroke Fahey is LOOKING to have the conviction quashed and if unsuccessful will look to have the already lenient 12 month sentence for what is after all theft, reduced.

Amazing how many Fianna Fail councillors are convicted of crimes and misdemeanours yet the party escapes untarnished, one of their councillors even stepped down recently because of paedophelia porn charges but they manage somehow to keep this off the front pages. Not something that the clown Paul Williams is interested in of course, he wouldn't ruffle the feathers of the stronger parties.
 

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Norfolk Enchants said:
[quote="johnfás":2ex053up]Newstalk have reported that on appeal the conviction of Michael 'Stroke' Fahey has been quashed. A retrial has been ordered. This was on the basis of a prejudicial Memo put before the jury during the trial.
That's not what I heard on Newstalk!!

The report was that the Fianna Fail fraudster Stroke Fahey is LOOKING to have the conviction quashed and if unsuccessful will look to have the already lenient 12 month sentence for what is after all theft, reduced.

Amazing how many Fianna Fail councillors are convicted of crimes and misdemeanours yet the party escapes untarnished, one of their councillors even stepped down recently because of paedophelia porn charges but they manage somehow to keep this off the front pages. Not something that the clown Paul Williams is interested in of course, he wouldn't ruffle the feathers of the stronger parties.[/quote:2ex053up] RTE news is saying that the conviction has been quashed as originally posted.
 
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Everyone is entitled to a fair trial and at this present moment in time he is innocent as he didn't get a fair trial.
 

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Stroke said:
What was the memo that prejudiced the original verdict? He got convicted originally of fraudulently having a mile of fencing around his land completed and paid for by Galway Co Co...
Apparrently there was evidence presented which was "prejudicial" concerning a conversation, and the defence were not advised this would be produced. They are not arguing the validity of the evidence but that it shoudl not have been admitted.

They are also aruging that the reference to the Stroke Fahy as the "Stroke" in Stroke Fahy could also have prejudiced the trial!!....fcukin' comical given his wearing of the moniker with pride and that Fianna Fail could be called the Fianna the Stroke Fail given the general nature of their dealings.

When he does go back, he should serve the entire remainder of his sentence, before of course, beeing accpeted back in to the Fianna Stroke Fail fold as with Cooper Flynn.

Fianna Fail would have to hire a very tall cherry picker to even touch the lowest level of moral high ground given the above, drink driver McDaid, Beverley Cooper Flynn encouraging tax evasion, supporters of early release for paedophiles, paedophile councillors and the grassroots support for Ahern denying that he is capable of any wrong in the face of totally misleading, contradictory and incontrovertible lies told to the Mahon Tribunal. Your party is a bed of corruption incompetence and deceit and an international disgrace.
 

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Thought they went a bit easy on him last time, hope the Judge gives him another 12 months and a whacking great bill for all the costs.
 
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I'd like to see someone in Galway council table a motion asking him to resume his duties as prison inspector.
 

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Wonderful comment, am sure the lads in Limerick Prison have missed him and look forward to conveying their grievances to him at their place.
Surely GCC cannot allow him back in now as he has been absent for too long.
 

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1) He has the presumption of innocence again, therefore any prejudicial comments could be used to prevent any re-trial
2) Why was a re-trial ordered when he had served 7 months. His sentence was 1 year, with remission he would be due to serve 8 months, this seems particularly unfair. I wonder will the DPP demonstrate his independence by not seeking to prosecute again or will he bow to pressure from the jugde and the enevitable clamour of the press?
 

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Norfolk Enchants said:
Stroke said:
What was the memo that prejudiced the original verdict? He got convicted originally of fraudulently having a mile of fencing around his land completed and paid for by Galway Co Co...
Apparrently there was evidence presented which was "prejudicial" concerning a conversation, and the defence were not advised this would be produced. They are not arguing the validity of the evidence but that it shoudl not have been admitted.

They are also aruging that the reference to the Stroke Fahy as the "Stroke" in Stroke Fahy could also have prejudiced the trial!!....fcukin' comical given his wearing of the moniker with pride and that Fianna Fail could be called the Fianna the Stroke Fail given the general nature of their dealings.

When he does go back, he should serve the entire remainder of his sentence, before of course, beeing accpeted back in to the Fianna Stroke Fail fold as with Cooper Flynn.

Fianna Fail would have to hire a very tall cherry picker to even touch the lowest level of moral high ground given the above, drink driver McDaid, Beverley Cooper Flynn encouraging tax evasion, supporters of early release for paedophiles, paedophile councillors and the grassroots support for Ahern denying that he is capable of any wrong in the face of totally misleading, contradictory and incontrovertible lies told to the Mahon Tribunal. Your party is a bed of corruption incompetence and deceit and an international disgrace.
Here we go again, "Returning Officer " defending Fianna Fail Councillor's criminality. Again, there is no question as to the accuracy of the evidence presented.

No doubt that the Stroke will be welcomed back into the Strokers' party unconditionally......APPALLING PARTY, APPALLING PEOPLE.
 

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GCC allowed this guy back into their chamber, what a joke, presumption of innocence my arse, the guy was sent down and the undisclosed letter they speak about has little or no effect on what the guy actually did, no doubt he will now be claiming back pay and expenses for the travel to and from prison. Interesting he said at his trial he had a field worth Euros 4m no doubt enhanced by planning permission, the guy was put in prison he tried to frame other people hor his wrongdoings, take the field off him sell it make him pay in full for the trial and reverse the planning permission and also look into why and how he got it.
The sooner a retrial date is set, the better, and I hope the good judge doubles his time.
 

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Here we go again, "Returning Officer " defending Fianna Fail Councillor's criminality. Again, there is no question as to the accuracy of the evidence presented.


Please point out with your forensic anaysis, where I defend any criminality. I merely pointed out the legal fact that he has the benefit of the preseumption of innocence.

1) He has the presumption of innocence again, therefore any prejudicial comments could be used to prevent any re-trial
2) Why was a re-trial ordered when he had served 7 months. His sentence was 1 year, with remission he would be due to serve 8 months, this seems particularly unfair. I wonder will the DPP demonstrate his independence by not seeking to prosecute again or will he bow to pressure from the jugde and the enevitable clamour of the press?
Again, there is no question as to the accuracy of the evidence presented.
The Court of Criminal Appeal stated that there was an error in principle of the trial judge in admitting evidence which he should not: ie the trial was unfair. That is enough. (You may be aware of an example of a case whereby there was evidence on a computer, but the warrant is out of date, then it shouldn't be admitted).

One man's legal technality is another's civil, constitutional and human rights. I prefer the latter.
 

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If he did this in Saudi would probably be minus a hand by now.
 

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The indo reported that his arrival back into the council chamber was greeted by mass delirium by his fellow councillors and that there were much embracing and handshakes.

does anyone know the party political composition of the council in question?

Was this hearty welcome a cross party one?
 

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odie1kanobe said:
stanley said:
If he did this in Saudi would probably be minus a hand by now.
Can you quote the specific law he broke in Saudi then.

I believe its the one just after the law that states that gays will have walls collapsed on them.
 

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returning officer said:
Here we go again, "Returning Officer " defending Fianna Fail Councillor's criminality. Again, there is no question as to the accuracy of the evidence presented.


Please point out with your forensic anaysis, where I defend any criminality. I merely pointed out the legal fact that he has the benefit of the preseumption of innocence.

1) He has the presumption of innocence again, therefore any prejudicial comments could be used to prevent any re-trial
2) Why was a re-trial ordered when he had served 7 months. His sentence was 1 year, with remission he would be due to serve 8 months, this seems particularly unfair. I wonder will the DPP demonstrate his independence by not seeking to prosecute again or will he bow to pressure from the jugde and the enevitable clamour of the press?
Again, there is no question as to the accuracy of the evidence presented.
The Court of Criminal Appeal stated that there was an error in principle of the trial judge in admitting evidence which he should not: ie the trial was unfair. That is enough. (You may be aware of an example of a case whereby there was evidence on a computer, but the warrant is out of date, then it shouldn't be admitted).

One man's legal technality is another's civil, constitutional and human rights. I prefer the latter.
I would also assume you would apply the same to members of say FG, Labour or SF?
 


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