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Monday 10 December 2018

Man accused of possessing €23k criminal proceeds

Accused Franklin Campbell
Accused Franklin Campbell

A man has been sent for trial accused of having more than €23,000 in criminal proceeds.

Franklin Campbell (37) had a book of evidence served on him when he appeared before Blanchardstown District Court.

Judge David McHugh sent him forward for trial to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Mr Campbell, with addresses at Grange View Road, Clondalkin, and Douglas Side, Gortmore, Lombardstown, Mallow, Co Cork, is charged with possessing €23,625, the proceeds of criminal conduct.

The offence is alleged to have taken place at an unknown location within the Dublin Metropolitan District on March 23 last year.

The DPP had directed trial on indictment in the case and was consenting to the accused being returned for trial to the current sittings of the circuit court.

Interview

After the book of evidence was served, Judge McHugh gave the defendant the formal alibi warning that he had 14 days to provide the prosecution with details of any alibi he intends to rely on in the course of his trial.

He also ordered the prosecution to furnish the defence with copies of the accused's garda interview video.

Legal aid was granted after defence barrister Jennifer Jackson handed documentation on Mr Franklin's income into the court and there was no garda objection.

The judge certified for a solicitor and barrister to be covered under legal aid.

The accused, who has not yet indicated how he intends to plead, was remanded on bail under existing terms.

He will appear before the circuit court later this week, when his case will be listed for mention, for trial on a later date.

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