A High Court judge has criticised phony notices issued to a receiver by anti-eviction campaigner Charlie Allen who falsely claimed to have an interest in lands in Co Cork.
Mr Allen of Inistigoe, Kilkenny, is a leading member of the Rodolphus Allen Family Private Trust, which some debtors have signed up to in the belief the trust can stop the banks from repossessing their properties.
This morning, Charlie Allen purged his contempt of court for trespassing on a stud farm in Co Kildare.
This afternoon, he agreed
Mr Allen had claimed he was entitled to the property under his Rodolphus trust and he served a notice of dishonour and a notice of fraud and barratry on the receiver.
While debating legal costs, his lawyers argued unsuccessfully that Lotamore’s buyer should have at least been alerted to these notices prior to the sale agreement.
But in questioning their purpose, Mr Justice Sean Ryan concluded these phony notices were a nonsense used to afford some justification to unlawful activity such as trespassing.
He said they may have the impact of intimidating some people while others such as guards and security men may be fooled when a piece of paper is waved at them.