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25 May 2022

Legal aid granted in Offaly money laundering prosecution

Legal aid granted in Offaly money laundering prosecution

Legal aid granted in Offaly money laundering prosecution

FREE legal aid has been granted to an Offaly man accused of a money laundering offence.

Defending solicitor Marc Bairead told Tullamore District Court last week that his client Patrick McLoughlin, 40, Clonmeen, Rhode, earns between €450 and €500 as a lorry driver.

Judge Catherine Staines granted legal aid and assigned Mr Bairead as solicitor for the accused.

She also adjourned the matter to April 24 next for service of a book of evidence.

Mr McLoughlin is alleged to have handled money which was the proceeds of criminal conduct, contrary to the Money Laundering Act 2011 on August 12, 2019.

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