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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Limerick man jailed for possession of false passport

Limerick man Gerard Dundon has been jailed today for using a false passport to board a plane at Cork airport earlier this year.

At a sitting of Cork district court this morning the 21 year old, a key figure in Limerick’s gangland, was jailed for nine months after pleading guilty to three charges in relation to the possession of a false passport.

While in custody he had told Gardai that he needed the fake document for his own protection saying there were constant death threats being made against him.

The Weston native was arrested by Gardai at the airport on the 4th of July when he produced a passport with the name of ‘Terence Ruth’ as he attempted to board a Friday night flight to Amsterdam with nothing but €5,850 in his possession and no luggage.

When stopped by Gardai at the time Mr. Dundon insisted he was Terence Ruth even attempting to fool officers with a Dublin accent, however Gardai later discovered he had just stuck his photo onto the passport.

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