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Tom Lyons on Business
Peter Coppinger, co-founder and chief executive, with Daniel Mackey, co-founder and lead developer, Picture: Clare Keogh

Former Anglo banker John Bowe should be left to get on with his life

John Bowe, the former head of capital markets with Anglo Irish Bank, has finished his jail sentence. Bowe was given a two-year sentence in July 2016 for his role in a €7.2 billion conspiracy to defraud investors by bolstering Anglo’s balance sheet prior to its year end. Bowe unsuccessfully appealed his conviction earlier this year citing the alleged role or knowledge of the state authorities, among them the Financial Regulator. His early release is common for anyone who behaves well in prison and shows no sign of reoffending.

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