Prosecution Cases 2009

The Director of Corporate Enforcement v Hugh Carron

28 September 2009


Details of Defendant: 
Hugh Carron 

Address: 
Carradoan, Rathmullan, Letterkenny, County Donegal. 

Venue: 
Letterkenny District Court 

Judge: 
District Judge Kilraine 

Alleged Offences:
Contrary to Section 187 (1) of the Companies Act 1990, Mr. Carron, carrying on business under the name and style of Frank Kelly & Co, acted as auditor of four companies when not qualified to do so. A total of eight charges were before the Court and these related to Mr. Carron acting as auditor for two separate financial years for each of four companies. 

Outcome:

On a plea of guilty, the Court convicted the defendant on one of the charges, pursuant to Section 187 (6) and (9) of the Companies Act 1990, imposed a fine of €1,000, and directed that the defendant pay €2,000 towards the costs of the prosecution. The remaining seven charges were taken into consideration by the Court.

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