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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Limerick TD will go on trial for tax evasion

Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Michael Collins has appeared in a Rathkeale District Court on Tax evasion charges.

The 65 year old fromPatrickswell appeared on remand yesterday where the charges against him were layed out.

They included charges that he cheated the office of the collector general by obtaining a tax clearance certificate by false pretences and that he obtained a tax clearance certificate under the Standard in Public Office Act 2001 by false pretences.

Prosecution asked that more time be allowed to prepare the book of evidence for his trial.

He was given bail of €400 and will appear again on September 28.

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