Solicitor appears court in accused of deception

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

A SOLICITOR was granted bail when he appeared before Limerick District court charged with deception.

A SOLICITOR was granted bail when he appeared before Limerick District court charged with deception.

Denis McMahon, 57, who has an address at Pembroke Road, Dublin 4 is charged under the provisions of Section 6 of the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act, 2001.

According to court papers, he is accused of “dishonestly and by deception” inducing a named woman to “hand over a bank draft for €7,500 with the intention of making gain for himself or another”.

The offence is alleged to have taken place at the Henry Street offices of McMahon O’Brien Downes solicitors “on or about” November 27, 2002.

Limerick District Court was told the matter is to proceed in indictment and Brian McInerney BL, representing Denis McMahon, said the matter would be “vigorously and fully contested and defended”.

Denis McMahon was remanded on bail until November 23 next.