Prosecution Cases 2005

The Director of Corporate Enforcement v. James V. Mealy

18 May 2005


Details of Defendant: 
James V. Mealy 

Address:                                                                                                                                                       41 Westgate Road, Bishopstown, Cork. 

Venue: 
Cork District Court. 

Judge: 
District Judge Riordan 

Alleged Offence: 
The defendant was charged with contravention of Section 161 (1) of the Companies Act, 1990 in acting as a director of Choice Textiles Limited, Company No. 343883 on a date or dates unknown between 31st July, 2002 to 17th of August, 2004 while subject to restriction by the High Court pursuant to Section 150 of the same Act and failing to abide by the conditions prescribed in the Act for continuing to act as a company director. 

Outcome: 
On a plea of guilty, James V. Mealy was convicted, fined €1,000, and ordered to pay prosecution costs and expenses totalling €500. The court noted that, having been convicted of an offence under Section 161 of the Companies Act 1990, James V. Mealy is deemed, pursuant to Section 161(2) of the same Act, to be the subject of a disqualification order. The effect of this provision is that James V. Mealy is disqualified from holding the position of director in any company registered in the State for a period of 5 years commencing 18th May, 2005.

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