Former millionaire developer is third man charged over €200,000 property registration fraud
May 07 2021 08:51 PM
A FORMER millionaire developer has been charged with stealing and laundering more than €200,000 as part of a property registration fraud.
Businessman Philip Marley (49) appeared in court accused of fraud in the registration of ownership of two Dublin properties, and transferring criminal proceeds.
Judge Victor Blake granted him bail and adjourned the case for the preparation of a book of evidence.
Mr Marley, with an address at Rathbourne Court, Ashtown, Dublin is charged with two counts of theft, two of money laundering and four property registration offences, all on dates between 2016 and 2018.
The sums involved are €21,875 and €246,250.
Detective Garda Ronan Farrelly told Cloverhill District Court the accused was charged at 8.40am this morning, at Tallaght garda station.
He was cautioned and his reply to the final charge was “not guilty.”
Defence solicitor Michael Byrne applied for bail and Det Gda Farrelly said there were no objections, subject to conditions.
Judge Blake granted bail in the accused’s own bond of €200, with no cash lodgement.
However, he also required an independent surety in a cash sum of €5,000.