McGeever: master of the confidence trick

A rogue property tycoon created the illusion of wealth to dupe investors into parting with millions

17th April, 2016
McGeever claimed he had been abducted at gunpoint from his home in Craughwell, Co Galway

His methods were often unsophisticated, but rogue property tycoon Kevin McGeever knew the basics of a confidence trick – if you look rich, people will trust that you are rich.

Over decades, the Mayo man hired expensive cars and helicopters to create an illusion of wealth, duping numerous investors into parting with millions of euro for spurious development projects. His escapades took him to the US, Australia and finally Dubai, where he handled over €70...

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