Prosecution Cases 2020

Director of Public Prosecutions v Patricia Kelly

Director of Public Prosecutions v Patricia Kelly

06 March 2020

Arising from an investigation conducted by the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (“ODCE”) into the former charity Console, the Director of Public Prosecutions has directed that a woman be charged with a number of serious offences.

Following the DPP’s directions, Mrs. Patricia Kelly, with an address in Kildare, was arrested and brought before Dublin District Court. The Court was informed that, at the DPP’s direction, Mrs. Kelly has been charged with:

• 1 count of Fraudulent Trading contrary to section 297 of the Companies Act 1963 ;

• 1 count of Fraudulent Trading contrary to section 722 of the Companies Act 2014; and

• 1 count of Money Laundering contrary to sections 7(1)(a)(ii), 7(1)(b) and 7(3) of the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing) Act 2010.

The Court was further informed that the DPP has directed that the accused be sent forward to the Circuit Court for trial on indictment.

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