Men charged with money laundering after €200k seizure
Two men have been charged with money-laundering offences following the seizure of nearly €200,000 in cash by gardai in Dublin.
Edward McCarthy (31) and Paul Carew (40) were both remanded in custody after no bail applications were made on their behalf.
Mr McCarthy, of Reuben Street, Rialto, and Mr Carew, of Saggart Court Lodge, Sag- gart, Co Dublin, are each charged with possession of €191,160, the proceeds of criminal conduct.
The charges are contrary to Section 7 of the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act.
The offences are alleged to have happened at Liffey Valley Shopping Centre's yellow car park on August 27 last year.
Det Gda Redmond O'Leary, of the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, told Dublin District Court yesterday that he arrested Mr Carew earlier that morning and he made no reply to the charge after caution.
He was handed a copy of the charge sheet.
Mr Carew's solicitor, Anarine McAllister, told Judge Colin Daly that she was not making a bail application on her client's behalf.
Judge Daly agreed to grant legal aid in Mr Carew's case.
Det Gda O'Leary then said that he arrested Mr McCarthy at Linenhall Place, Dublin 7, also yesterday morning.
He also did not reply to the charge after caution.
It was initially indicated that gardai would be objecting to bail in Mr McCarthy's case, but Ms McAllister said she was not making any bail application for him either.
Mr McCarthy, who was wearing a black T-shirt, grey tracksuit bottoms and black runners, looked straight ahead as evidence of his arrest, charge and caution was given.
Gda O'Leary said the Director of Public Prosecutions was directing that the charges proceed on indictment in both cases.
Judge Daly remanded the accused men in custody to appear at Cloverhill District Court next week for the service of books of evidence.
Mr Carew was remanded in custody to appear in court on October 3, via video-link.
Mr McCarthy will appear again the following day.
Neither man addressed the court during the brief hearings or indicated a plea.