Man jailed for keeping brothel must forfeit €252,000 in assets and cash
Martin Morgan, who was jailed for three years for keeping a brothel. Photograph: Collins/Courts
A court has ordered a brothel-keeper whose prostitution operation took in up to €4 million a year to forfeit more than €252,000 in assets.
Martin Morgan (49) ran a brothel and prostitution business described previously by Judge Frank O’Donnell as a “magnificent operation, highly sophisticated and highly rewarding and not a petty little business working on a shoe string”.
Morgan, with addresses at Ballsbridge and in London, and formerly of Blanchardstown, served a three-year jail term imposed in 2008 by Judge O’Donnell. He was also fined €24,000.
Judge Desmond Hogan granted a DPP application at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court yesterday to confiscate assets of €252,908.33, a 1996 Jaguar car and cash found on Morgan. He also ordered that Morgan should pay the legal costs of the application.