Article: Businessman convicted of money laundering at Kilkenny Court

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Businessman convicted of money laundering at Kilkenny Court

Court Reporter, 26 May 2021

A businessman has been convicted of money laundering at Kilkenny Circuit Court. Bartholomew Ohanya, 42 Carin na Rí, Singland Road, Limerick, pleaded guilty to the charge.

The offence was discovered as gardaí investigated a report a lady in Spain had been deceived of €126,650.
Gardaí examined the accounts of the man who deceived her and could clearly see the money coming in. They could also see transfers from the man to Mr Ohanya. Between June 25, 2018, and September 4, 2018, there were five electronic transfers totalling €21,000. They also saw €25,000 in 14 cash lodgements from the man. Continue reading “Article: Businessman convicted of money laundering at Kilkenny Court”

Article: CASHING IN Crime gangs running sophisticated scams are making millions off Irish victims

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CASHING IN Crime gangs running sophisticated scams are making millions off Irish victims

Eamon Dillon, 15 May 2021

Ireland is being swamped by criminal gangs running widespread scams that are raking in millions in profits.

Targeting individuals and commercial firms, fraudsters are becoming more sophisticated and are constantly changing their tactics. Last month, 163 people reported attempts by fraudsters to trick them into handing over personal details – five times the level compared the same period in 2019. Continue reading “Article: CASHING IN Crime gangs running sophisticated scams are making millions off Irish victims”

Article: How the narcotics trade has reached every corner of Republic despite Covid-19

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How the narcotics trade has reached every corner of Republic despite Covid-19

Conor Lally, 08 May 2021

Last September, armed gardaí charged with tackling Ireland’s drugs criminals searched properties 200km apart in Mountmellick, Co Laois, and the tiny village of Lisselton, Co Kerry, seizing nearly €4 million in cash.

The raids illustrated a few things. Drugs have reached every part of the State and the trade is booming, despite every pub and nightclub in the country having been shut for the previous six months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Most significantly, the money – the biggest cash haul ever discovered in a gangland operation in the Republic – was not owned by the Kinahan cartel. Instead, it was owned by a gang barely known by the public, but is known in the media as “The Family”. Continue reading “Article: How the narcotics trade has reached every corner of Republic despite Covid-19”