Thursday February 27, 2020

The jury is out on David Drumm

After 16 weeks of testimony and 40 witnesses called, the prosecution has wrapped up its case against the former Anglo boss

27th May, 2018
David Drumm outside the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin last Friday Picture: Courtpix

David Drumm, the former Anglo Irish Bank chief allegedly behind one of the biggest cons in the history of the state, sat in the dock with a thousand-yard stare.

His fixed gaze rallied intermittently as barrister Mary Rose Gearty wrapped up the prosecution’s case against him, in a closing speech spanning three hours.

There were stand-out phrases: “fundamentally dishonest”, “materially misleading”, “confidence trick”: terms used to describe the alleged €7.2 billion conspiracy between...

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