Limerick solicitor accused of deception to stand trial

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

THE case of a Limerick solicitor who is charged with deception has been sent forward for trial at Limerick Circuit Court.

THE case of a Limerick solicitor who is charged with deception has been sent forward for trial at Limerick Circuit Court.

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 offices of McMahon O’Brien Downes solicitors at Henry Street, Limerick “on or about” November 27, 2002.

When the case was called at Limerick Court this Week, Insp Brendan McDonagh said the Book of Evidence had been completed and served on the accused.

He said the Director of Public Prosecutions consented to the matter being sent forward for trial at the next sessions of Limerick Circuit Court.

Judge Timothy Lucey issued McMahon with the alibi warning and he remanded him on continuing bail.

It is expected the case will come before Limerick Circuit Court on February 17, next.

The court was told the matter would be “vigorously and fully contested and defended”.