Web of bank accounts’ contained €100,000 in fraudulent PUP payments
December 03 2020 06:16 AM
An organised crime gang are the target of a massive operation after “a web of bank accounts” were uncovered which contained over €100,000 in fraudulent Pandemic Unemployment Payments.
Gardai said that a total of 28 people targeted in two counties yesterday were “identified as being active participants” in the fraud and armed officers were involved in yesterday’s raids.
European law agency Europol were also heavily involved in the probe which started in May.
Man caught with loaded gun was previously quizzed over murder of Monk’s brother
Admission: Trevor Byrne (40) had been previously arrested over the murder of Edward ‘Neddie’ Hutch
December 03 2020 02:30 AM
A Dublin man who has admitted possessing a loaded firearm in the capital has previously been arrested over the murder of ‘The Monk’s’ brother.
Trevor Byrne (40) had been on trial at the non-jury Special Criminal Court after being arrested during an armed garda operation last year.
He was later charged with possession of a loaded firearm, ammunition and over €3,000 cash at a house in Woodford Grove, Clondalkin, on November 15, 2019.