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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Limerick TD back in court on tax charges

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

However while before Judge Carroll Moran, the 65 year old was successful in an application to have his case pushed back until after the upcoming General Election.

Defence counsel Paul Green told the judge that, because of the sensitivity of the case, he was anxious that the issue be tried in as dispassionate an atmosphere as possible.

He said the accused was a member of the Oireachtas, which was now at a particular stage in the electoral cycle.

He said there were also personal reasons for seeking the adjournment which he did not want to go into.

Via RTE News
He is charged obtaining a tax clearance certificate under the Standards in Public Office Act by falsely pretending to be tax compliant.

The case was adjourned until July 4th.

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