Anatomy of a Scandal

Anatomy of a Scandal

14 years ago, Peter Conlon was named Irish entrepreneur of the year. Now he languishes behind bars in Switzerland

Peter Conlon eased his way to the bar of the old Burlington Hotel in September 2004, a glass of champagne in one hand, a glittering trophy in the other. Wearing a stylish tuxedo and a beaming smile, he had every reason to be pleased.

Just hours before, the businessman had been selected as Ireland’s entrepreneur of the year in the industry category at the annual Ernst & Young award ceremony. The trophy had been presented by...

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