Cash seized in major garda operation is forfeited

Reporter:

David Hurley

A JUDGE has ordered the forfeiture of almost €10,000 in cash which was seized during a major garda operation in the city almost two years ago.

A JUDGE has ordered the forfeiture of almost €10,000 in cash which was seized during a major garda operation in the city almost two years ago.

Judge Eugene O’Kelly was told the cash - which included €4,100 and $5,650 - was seized when garda searched the home of Vitalli Pascari, aged 35, of River Road, Rhebogue in February 2011.

The father-of-two was sentenced to five years imprisonment at Limerick Circuit Court earlier this year after he admitted skimming the details of hundreds of bank cards.

Pascari - a Moldovan national - did not oppose a Police Property Application, which was made by Supt Frank O’Brien in relation to the cash which was seized at his home.