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Revenue sheriff penalised in stamp duty probe

A former Fine Gael vice-president remains Revenue sheriff for Mayo, despite having avoided more than €100,000 in Revenue stamp duty by changing the dates on deeds.

11th June, 2011

A former Fine Gael vice-president remains Revenue sheriff for Mayo, despite having avoided more than €100,000 in Revenue stamp duty by changing the dates on deeds.

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal had censured solicitor Charles A Kelly of Swinford, Co Mayo, and ordered him to pay a penalty of €15,000. It also found him guilty of misconduct for avoiding €113,905 in stamp duty on ten property transactions in 2005 and 2006.

The tribunal said it was imposing a...

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