Ex-director must give court asset details


A FORMER company director, who filed fraudulent VAT returns over a two-year period, has been ordered to furnish a court with details of his assets, ahead of a sentencing hearing.

Seán Hartigan of Prestige Recycling Limited, which had a company address at North Circular Road, Limerick, has pleaded guilty at Limerick Circuit Court to six charges under the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997.

The offences, which involved filing incorrect VAT returns that amounted to a discrepancy of €188,000 and false VAT repayment claims of €35,000, occurred on dates between September 2005 and February 2007. When questioned by Revenue, Hartigan admitted he had instructed his bookkeeper to file the returns. The court heard there was still a significant amount of money owed.