Legal aid granted in Offaly money laundering prosecution

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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.