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Monday 16 September 2019

Man sent for trial on multiple charges of money-laundering

Craig Courtney is accused of having cash proceeds of crime
Craig Courtney is accused of having cash proceeds of crime

A young man who allegedly had a Rolex watch and thous-ands of euro in cash which was the proceeds of crime has been sent for trial.

Craig Courtney (23) is also accused of having €10,000, the proceeds of crime, in a post office account.

The accused, of Avonbeg Gardens, Tallaght, appeared before Tallaght District Court charged with numerous counts of money laundering.

It is alleged that Mr Courtney transferred property, namely a 2012-registered vehicle, to another named individual, knowing, believing or being reckless that it was the proceeds of crime.

That incident allegedly took place on a date between February 25 and March 22, 2017.

He is further accused of having €10,000 in an An Post account on February 25, 2017, as well as a Rolex watch and cash of €4,575 at his home on the same date.

Withdrew

Mr Courtney is also charged with having €14,600, which was the proceeds of criminal conduct, in an account at Tall-aght and District Credit Union.

It is further alleged that he withdrew the €14,600 on February 27, 2017, and lodged it into the bank account of a named motor dealership.

A state solicitor said the book of evidence was ready and had been served on the accused, who goes forward to the present sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Judge Patricia McNamara gave Mr Courtney the formal alibi caution.

The judge also assigned def-ence solicitor Michael Hennessy and one junior counsel on free legal aid.

The court heard there was no objection to Mr Courtney being remanded on the same bail of €300.

Mr Courtney has not yet indicated a plea to the charges.

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