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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Limerick TD has Tax Charge dropped

Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Michael Collins has been back in court in Newcastlewest today to face charges in relation to tax offences.

At a previous appearance the DPP layed out two charges in relation to Tax Evasion,however it was announced today that one of the two charges he was facing had been dropped and no explanation from the DPP has been given as to why.

The charged he faced were firstly that he cheated the office of the collector general by obtaining a tax clearance certificate by false pretences and secondly that he obtained a tax clearance certificate under the Standard in Public Office Act 2001 by false pretences.

The first of the charges above were dropped by the Counsel for the Director of Public Prosecutions at the hearing today.

He was remanded on his own bail to appear again in November.

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