Thursday 18 July 2019

Tycoon in profile

Name: Robert Stapleton.

Age: 67 years old.

Originally from Kilkenny, but he also lived in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow, and Rathcoole, Dublin,

Wanted in relation to ¤5.9m in fraudulent bank loans and accrued interest.

He also owes ¤16.75m to the liquidators of a company he used to run in the UK.

First fled to Spain, where he was joined by his wife Julia (64), who had received a suspended sentence for fraud.

Returned to Ireland in 1994, until the British police tracked him down in 2005.

He moved to France, where he lived as a fugitive.

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