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The Director of Corporate Enforcement v Steven Keogan

04 December 2007


Details of Defendant: 
Steven Keogan 

Address: 
The Commons,
Rathoath,
Co. Meath. 

Venue: 
Dunshaughlin District Court. 

Judge: 
District Judge Brophy 

Alleged Offence: 
The defendant was charged with separate contraventions of Section 161 (1) of the Companies Act 1990 in acting as a director and a secretary of BSK Construction Limited, Company No. 375424 while subject to a restriction declaration made 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, Steven Keogan was convicted on the charge relating to his acting as a director, fined €500 and ordered to pay prosecution costs of €250. The charge in relation to his acting as secretary was taken into consideration. 
Having been convicted of an offence under Section 161 of the Companies Act 1990, Steven Keogan 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 Steven Keogan is disqualified from being appointed or acting as auditor, director or other officer, receiver, liquidator or examiner or being in any way, whether directly or indirectly, concerned or taking part in the promotion, formation or management of any company or society registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts 1893 to 1978 for a period of 5 years commencing 4th December 2007.