A former solicitor has appeared in court docket charged with stealing greater than €100,000 from shoppers’ financial institution accounts.
Robert Sweeney appeared at Letterkenny District Courtroom the place he was charged with three completely different counts of stealing cash.
The 47-year-old, with an handle at Rosemount Terrace in Letterkenny, didn’t converse in the course of the listening to.
He was charged with stealing the cash from AIB financial institution accounts at Eyre Sq. in Galway in each 2012 and 2013.
Sweeney, a married man with grown-up youngsters, stopped practising as a solicitor in 2014 after he undertook to not search a practising certificates.
Garda Marvin Lee gave particulars of arresting and charging Sweeney at Letterkenny Courthouse and advised how the accused made no reply.
Sweeney is charged that on November eleventh, 2012 at AIB, Erye Sq. in Galway, he did steal property to wit €25,000, cash being credited to an account within the identify of Robert Sweeney, the property of Yvonne Murphy.
He’s additionally charged that on October eleventh, 2013 at AIB Eyre Sq. in Galway, he did steal property to wit €43,000, cash being credited to an account within the identify of Robert Sweeney, the property of Manjit Gill.
The accused was additionally charged that on December third, 2013, at AIB, Eyre Sq. in Galway, he did steal property to wit €35,000, cash being credited to an account within the identify of Robert Sweeney, the property of Ciaran Byrne.
All fees are opposite to Part 4 of the Prison Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001.
The accused man’s solicitor, Mr Patsy Gallagher, mentioned the Director of Public Prosecutions had given instructions within the case and directed that the case needs to be tried by indictment earlier than a decide and jury on the circuit court docket.
Mr Gallagher requested for authorized support for his shopper saying he was not working a gift including he was between jobs.
He added Sweeney was a married man and a few of his youngsters have been attending college.
Mr Gallagher mentioned that the costs have been of a technical nature and that “there’s a copious quantity of paperwork which has already been began.”
Decide Eiteain Cunningham agreed to the request for authorized support.
She additionally adjourned the case till March twenty fifth to permit for the service of a e book of proof.
Former Donegal solicitor charged with stealing greater than €100,000 from shoppers was final modified: January ninth, 2024 by