100 Gardai Alleged to be Corrupt; Drew M17 Harris is starting to Flex his Musles. Hunt is on for Rogue Gardai, this is just the Begining?

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Number of Gardai arrested as 100 questioned in corruption investigation

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30th April 2021

Four serving gardai and a retired senior officer are facing charges in connection with a long-running Garda investigation into alleged corruption.a man holding a sign© Provided by Extra.ie

The five individuals appeared by appointment separately at a Garda station yesterday to be arrested and charged.

The probe, which has developed various strands, began two years ago into allegations concerning a number of individual gardai and civilians. Up to 100 people are being questioned as part of the Garda investigation.a sign on the side of a building: Four serving gardaí and a retired senior officer are facing charges in connection with a long-running Garda investigation into alleged corruption. Pic: Shutterstock© Provided by Extra.ie Four serving gardaí and a retired senior officer are facing charges in connection with a long-running Garda investigation into alleged corruption. Pic: Shutterstock

Last November, eight gardai were suspended as part of the same investigation.

This element of the investigation has focused on alleged corruption in public office, and on claims that individual gardaí squared away potential fixed-charge penalty notice prosecutions relating to a number of individuals.

Those charged yesterday include a retired Garda Superintendent, who is understood to be facing in the region of 30 charges, while the four serving gardaí are understood to be facing approximately a dozen charges between them.text: The five individuals appeared by appointment separately at a Garda station yesterday to be arrested and charged. Pic: Shutterstock© Provided by Extra.ie The five individuals appeared by appointment separately at a Garda station yesterday to be arrested and charged. Pic: Shutterstock

A Garda spokesperson said yesterday: ‘As part of an investigation led by the Assistant Commissioner, Organised and Serious Crime (OSC) into alleged corruption in public office, four members of An Garda Síochána based in the south of the country and a private citizen were arrested and charged today with offences relating to perverting the course of justice.

This follows directions being received from the Director of Public Prosecutions.

‘All five individuals have been released on station bail and are due to appear before Limerick District Court on May 14, 2021.a clock tower on top of a pole: Up to 100 people are being questioned as part of the Garda investigation. Pic: Shutterstock© Provided by Extra.ie Up to 100 people are being questioned as part of the Garda investigation. Pic: Shutterstock

As this investigation by Gardaí attached to the Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation is ongoing, An Garda Síochána will not be commenting further,’ they added.

Last October, mobile phones and documents were seized from a number of gardaí, as well as persons and players involved in sporting circles.

A number of Garda stations have also been searched as part of the probe.

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