Sean FitzPatrick Trial: ‘Continuous sequence of mistakes’

Chief investigator O’Connell describes his mental state prior to his ‘panicked, shameful, unethical decision’ to shred investigation documents

5th February, 2017
OCDE investigator Kevin O’Connell Pic: Courtpix

It is day three of the cross-examination. Questions are coming quick-fire at Kevin O’Connell, the chief investigator probing the multi-million euro loans of former Anglo Irish Bank boss Sean FitzPatrick.

The legal advisor from the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) has just admitted the “calamitous error” of shredding documents relevant to the investigation.

Defence counsel Bernard Condon, representing the former Anglo boss, is drilling not just for the...

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