Nolan Knew what he was Doing, well No Conviction, for Money Laundering, wrong Message, sent out here?

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Young man let fraudsters use his bank account to transfer €5,000

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Ayoung man who let fraudsters use his bank account to transfer €5,000 in crime proceeds has been spared a criminal record for money laundering.

Conor Nolan (20) was under a “level of duress” and reckless when he allowed his account to be used, but made no money from his actions, a court heard.

Judge Ciaran Liddy said a conviction would be a disproportionate punishment and dismissed the charge.

Nolan, of Neilstown Gardens, Clondalkin, pleaded guilty to possession of crime proceeds under the Money Laundering Act.

Blanchardstown District Court heard that on November 16, 2020, €5,000 was transferred to the accused’s account across two transactions.

Due to the number of withdrawals, it was noticed by the bank and the account was frozen, Garda Sergeant Maria Callaghan said.

Some €2,200 had been taken out of the account before the bank noticed, she said.

There was CCTV footage of the withdrawals but it was not Nolan.

In garda interview, the accused admitted giving his bank details to someone and allowing his account to be used. He had no previous convictions of any kind.

Nolan “didn’t make any financial gain whatsoever”, his solicitor Wayne Kenny said.

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