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Thursday 25 May 2017

Woman accused of possessing over €117k 'proceeds of crime'

Janet Morrissey has not yet indicated how she will plead
Janet Morrissey has not yet indicated how she will plead

A woman has been sent for trial accused of possession of more than €117,000 in cash, which gardai believe to be the proceeds of crime.

Janet Morrissey (35) had a book of evidence served on her when she appeared before Blanchardstown District Court.

She is accused of engaging in the possession of property - €117,800 - that was the proceeds of criminal conduct, or that she was reckless as to whether the money was the proceeds of crime.

The alleged incident took place at her home in Lucan on April 4.

A state solicitor told Judge David McHugh that the book of evidence was ready and it was served on the defendant.

Judge McHugh gave Ms Morrissey the formal notice that she must provide to the prosecution within 14 days details of any alibi she intends to rely on.

He also made an order for disclosure by the State of the accused's garda interview video.

Arrest

The judge sent Ms Morrissey forward to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, remanding her on bail under existing terms.

She did not address the court during the brief hearing.

Previously, Det Gda Jerome Twomey, from the Garda Drugs and Organised Crime Unit, gave evidence of the arrest, charge and caution in the case.

Det Gda Twomey said the acc- used, with an address at Meile An Ri Drive, Balgaddy, Lucan, was handed a copy of the charge sheet and she made no reply to the charge after caution.

On that occasion, earlier this year, Det Gda Twomey said he was not seeking any conditions of bail.

Defence barrister Ciaran MacLoughlin applied for free legal aid, telling the court that the accused was not working.

Judge McHugh assigned def-ence solicitor Michael Staines on legal aid.

Ms Morrissey has not yet indicated how she is pleading to the charge.

She is due to appear in the circuit court later this week, when her case will be mentioned before a judge.

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