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The purpose of this form is to assist in identifying the circumstances suggesting corporate malpractice by companies, directors or other company officers under the Companies Acts. It sets out the type of information which we would require to enable a complaint to be properly evaluated. If you have such a concern, you may print off and complete the complaint form and forward it to us with associated documentary evidence to the postal address listed on our ODCE Contact Information page. If you wish, you may submit an anonymous complaint, but the ODCE reserves the right not to pursue such a complaint. If, however, you choose to supply us with your details, the Director of the Corporate Enforcement and his staff will act in accordance with their statutory obligations to safeguard the confidentiality of information received by them.  


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The Director of Public Prosecutions v Mary Donnelly

Author: Maria Leavy/24 April 2017/Categories: Prosecution Cases 2017

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Woman pleads guilty to Fraudulent Trading

Acting on the directions of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Gardai from the ODCE this morning arrested a woman and charged her with one count of fraudulent trading contrary to section 297 of the Companies Act 1963 (as amended). The woman was brought before Limerick District Court, where, following evidence of arrest, charge and caution she entered a plea of guilty and was sent forward for sentencing to the next sitting of Limerick Circuit Criminal Court.

Full details of the charge are set out below:

"That you Mary Donnelly, between the 1st day of January 2013 and the 25th day of October 2013, both days inclusive, within the County of Limerick, were knowingly a party to the carrying on of the business of a company Shannonside Audio/Video Limited for a fraudulent purpose namely the dishonest solicitation of payments from Close Invoice Finance Limited trading as Close Brothers Commercial Finance by furnishing false or misleading invoices: Contrary to Section 297 of the Companies Act, 1963 as substituted by Section 137 of the Companies Act, 1990."

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