Callely pleads guilty to making bogus phone expense claim
Former junior minister faced charges over expenses for handsets and equipment
A file image of Ivor Callely outside Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. The former junior minister pleaded guilty today to making a bogus mobile phone expense claim. Photograph: Collins Courts
Former junior minister Ivor Callely has pleaded guilty to fraudulently using an invoice.
Tony McGillicuddy BL, defending, said he expected the sentence hearing to take 40 minutes.
Mr Callely, of St Lawrence’s Road, Clontarf, had been due to stand later this month after being sent forward from the District Court on charges relating to using invoices as false instruments for receipt of expenses for handsets and equipment, under the Oireachtas members direct purchase mobile phone scheme.