David Drumm hearing due Monday in extradition case

Reasons for case conference not outlined in court documents

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm. Photograph:  Josh Reynolds/The Irish Times

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm. Photograph: Josh Reynolds/The Irish Times

 

Lawyers for former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm have scheduled a conference hearing in his US extradition case in Boston court on Monday at 2pm (7pm Irish time).

The reasons for the conference were not outlined in court documents filed with the Massachusetts District Court on Friday. The hearing will take place before Magistrate Judge Donald Cabell, who denied Mr Drumm’s release from custody on bail in November.

The 49-year-old Dubliner is wanted back in Ireland to face 33 criminal charges relating to transactions carried out while he was chief executive of the bank. He has been denied bail twice since his arrest.

He is appealing the last bail rejection by a US district court judge to the First Circuit Court of Appeals, which is also located in Boston.

Mr Drumm has spent almost four months in prison, most of that time in the maximum-security Plymouth County Correctional Facility, south of Boston, while he awaits his extradition hearing on March 1st.

The former banker’s legal representatives have written to the DPP proposing that he return to Ireland from the US to face trial on the condition that he is not jailed upon his arrival home.

His brother Ken told Newstalk radio this week that Mr Drumm would be “on the next plane to Dublin” if the Director of Public Prosecutions did not oppose a bail request from him in the Irish courts.