Aoife Quinn tells court she spent almost all of €370,000 salary
When Mr Gallagher referred to documents in which her husband asked Ocean Bank how he could transfer some €100,000 from his own Ocean Bank account in Moscow and €100,000 from his wife’s Ocean Bank account to accounts in the United Arab Emirates, Ms Quinn said no monies were transferred to accounts in Dubai. She agreed the transfer request coincided with a trip by her to Dubai in February 2012.
She travelled to Dubai eight times in 2011 and 2012 to meet lawyers and others there, made eight trips to Russia and also travelled to Ukraine, Cyprus, Abu Dhabi and Zurich in 2011 and 2012. She denied the purpose of one of those trips was to set up a trust for her father.
Ms Quinn agreed she received emails from Dubai-based Senat FZC, a related company of Senat Legal, containing invoices for legal service agreements related to a Russian firm owned by her husband, including a legal services agreement of August 2011.
Those invoices sought payments of US$1.1 million (€817,000) and $640,000 but she understood they had not been made, she said.
She agreed a trip to Dubai, on September 13th, 2011, predated an email of September 19th, 2011, with an invoice for a legal service agreement. A Russian firm in the IPG paid for the trip and a former executive in the Quinn companies, Gary Conway, went to Dubai but they did not travel together. She agreed the Dubai trips were not for personal business.
She did not know why those emails were sent to her and she passed them on to her cousin Peter Darragh Quinn. She agreed she was in regular email contact with Senat Legal and there was no reference to the legal service agreement documents in her affidavit of disclosure.
The court was told a bankruptcy receiver appointed by IBRC to a Russian firm in the IPG, Finanstroy, had said only a small number of documents were retrieved from what appeared to be a smashed computer in that company’s Moscow premises. Ms Quinn’s documents from other Russians appeared to suggest the server was not smashed but removed.
The hearing resumes on Tuesday.