Former solicitor Michael Lynn in court ahead of trial next year
Lynn faces 21 charges relating to the alleged theft of €30 million from seven financial institutions
Former solicitor Michael Lynn arriving to Dublin Circuit Court. Photograph: Collins Courts
Former solicitor Michael Lynn who is accused of multi-million euro thefts was in court on Friday as part of preparations for his trial next year.
Mr Lynn (50) of St Alban’s Park, Sandymount, Dublin, is facing 21 charges relating to the alleged theft of almost €30 million from seven financial institutions.
In one of the sample charges before the court, Mr Lynn is accused of stealing €4.1 million from Irish Nationwide on April 4th, 2007.
In another sample count, he is charged with stealing €3.6 million from Ulster Bank on October 20, 2006.
In March 2018 Mr Lynn was extradited to Ireland from Brazil, where he had been living for several years.
He was taken into custody in Brazil in August 2013. In June last year he was granted bail on an independent surety of €100,000.
His trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court is fixed for January 13th, 2020. A pre-trial date was set for November 28th, 2019.
Mr Lynn appeared in court on Friday when John Berry BL, prosecuting, told the court that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had now completed 56 categories of disclosure sought by the defence.
Counsel said there were some outstanding matters and asked the court to fix a date for a one hour hearing.
Padraig Dwyer SC, defending, told Judge Patricia Ryan that a lot of work has being done “behind the scenes” by the defence lawyers.