Drumm trial: ‘You cannot kill someone in an effort to save yourself’

Banker’s bid to make Anglo deposits look €7.2 billion bigger than they were was unfair on other banks, says prosecution

11th February, 2018
David Drumm arriving at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court Picture: Collins

Dressed in a dark suit and blue open-necked shirt, David Drumm, described in court as “the man who called the shots” at Anglo Irish Bank, appeared to be closely following proceedings from the dock. In his hand was a pen. In front of him was an open laptop.

Across the court, senior counsel Paul O’Higgins was opening the prosecution’s case against the 51-year-old former Anglo chief executive. Drumm is accused of authorising fraudulent...

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