Prosecution Cases 2005

The Director of Corporate Enforcement v Joseph M. Casey

14 June 2005


Details of Defendant: 
Mr. Joseph M. Casey 

Address:                                                                                                                                                         7 Oakview Grove, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. 

Venue: 
Dublin District Court 

Judge: 
District Judge Bryan Smyth 

Alleged Offences(s): 
Alleged contravention of S187 of the Companies Act, 1990 (as amended), which determines the circumstances in which persons are legally qualified to act as Auditors. In this case, Mr. Casey was charged with acting as auditor whilst not qualified for appointment as auditor. An alleged contravention of Section 242(1) of the Companies Act, 1990 was also proffered against the Defendant – this is the offence of furnishing false information. 

Outcome: 
On a plea of guilty on one count in relation to a breach of S187 (12)(a) of the Companies Act, 1990, (as amended) the court convicted the Defendant and imposed a fine of €250. 

On a plea of guilty on four counts in relation to a breach of S187 (6) and S187 (9) of the Companies Act, 1990, the Court convicted the Defendant and imposed a fine of €1000. 

On a plea of guilty on four counts in relation to a breach of S242 (1) of the Companies Act, 1990, the Court convicted the Defendant and imposed a fine of €1000. The court awarded costs of €500 to the prosecution.

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