Immunity proposed for white collar crime informants

Move is part of a package of measures under examination to improve the prosecution of white collar crime

25th June, 2017
Proposed powers have been used successfully in the US. Pic: RollingNews.ie

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is proposing to give immunity to white collar crime suspects who agree to become supergrasses.

It is part of a package of measures under examination to improve the prosecution of white collar crime, following the collapse of the Sean FitzPatrick trial.

Varadkar’s proposals include bringing in new legislation to give immunity to suspects to help increase the chances of a successful prosecution. He has suggested that this could be restricted “to the...

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