Court to sentence Dublin solicitor for €52m fraud

A former solicitor who stole €52m by fraudulently using his clients' homes to secure bank loans is due to be sentenced today.

Thomas Byrne from Mountjoy Square in Dublin was shut down after a complaint was made to the Law Society five years ago.

The 47-year-old was convicted on 50 charges of deception, fraud and the theft of nearly €52m from six financial institutions.

The maximum sentence for most of these offences is 10 years in jail.


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