Ex-garda for trial on arms and corruption charges
A former garda will stand trial next July accused of corruption and illegally possessing a shotgun. Daniel Tarrant (50), Kiskeam, Mallow, Co Cork, indicated at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court that he will plead not guilty to the charges.
His co-accused Helena Bruton (51), Cluain Rí, Ashbourne, Co Meath, will stand trial alongside him on related charges of obtaining confidential information.
Mr Tarrant’s defence counsel asked for a trial date in July as he is currently taking a college course which concludes in May. Judge Martin Nolan remanded Mr Tarrant and Ms Bruton on continuing bail until June 7th when a pre-trial hearing will take place. The trial is scheduled for July 1st.
Among the three charges facing Mr Tarrant is that on October 9th, 2009, at Cluain Rí, Ashbourne, he was in possession of a single-barrel shotgun without the proper firearms certificate.