Anglo trial adjourned to allow defence examine documents

Three former officials deny seven charges related to accounts

 

The trial of three former Anglo Irish Bank officials has been adjourned until Thursday so the defence can examine freshly uncovered documents.

The trial was due to resume on Wednesday morning.

However Judge Patrick McCartan told the jury of six men and six women documents sought by the defence had only just been discovered by the prosecution and that the defence needed the rest of the day to examine them.

The judge apologised for the continuing delays but said “it is important these things are dealt with properly and in good time.”

Former company secretary, Bernard Daly (65) of Collins Avenue West, Whitehall, Dublin; former Chief Operations Officer Tiarnan O’Mahoney (54) of Glen Pines, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow and Aoife Maguire (60) of Rothe Abbey, South Circular Road, Kilmainham, Dublin have pleaded not guilty to seven alleged offences committed in 2003 and 2004.

The three are accused of trying to delete references to two accounts in the name of John Peter O’Toole, former Anglo chairman Sean Fitzpatrick’s brother-in-law, from Anglo’s Core Banking System (CBS).

Mr Daly and Mr O’Mahoney also deny omitting the name of Mr O’Toole from a list provided to the Revenue Commissioners of people who held non-resident accounts worth more than €100,000 in 1995.

Mr O’Mahoney and Ms Maguire further deny attempting to delete six other accounts, connected to Mr FitzPatrick, from the CBS.