TRIAL OF FORMER ANGLO BOSS TO GO AHEAD IN OCTOBER DESPITE CALLS FOR ADJOURNMENT
A Wexford judge has ruled that the trial of former Anglo chairman Sean Fitzpatrick CAN go ahead in October.
Lawyers for Mr Fitzpatrick had argued that the publicity surrounding the trial of three former Anglo officials, which concluded last week, saw a ‘cascade of sludge’ visited on his head.
In Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, Judge Martin Nolan said that Mr Fitzpatrick had been the subject of criticism, ridicule and odium since 2008.
Judge Nolan said he believed that Mr Fitzpatrick could get a fair trial, and that as a result, the trial should go ahead on October 5th.
Mr Fitzpatrick has pleaded not guilty to 27 offences under the 1990 Companies Act.
He’s denied making misleading, false or deceptive statements to auditors and furnishing false information between 2002 and 2007.