Custom House Capital

The men behind the Custom House Capital conspiracy are finally called to account

Four former senior executives have been sentenced for their roles in the fraudulent use of €61m of clients’ money

Custom House Capital’s John Mulholland, Harry Cassidy and John Whyte, pictured in 2003, were three of the four men sentenced

For almost an hour before his hearing on Friday, Harry Cassidy sat on a bench in the vast, tiled, circular foyer of the Criminal Courts of Justice, while behind him the digital clock ticked down to his sentencing.

Wearing a blue fleece, thick-soled grey trainers, and balancing a copy of Jonathan Franzen’s novel ‘Crossroads’ on top of a satchel balanced between his knees, he made desultory conversation with his companions about football and literature and ...