Bankrupt ex-hurler freed after weekend in prison

Former Wexford hurler Paul Codd was allowed to return to his family yesterday after having spent a weekend in Mountjoy Prison.

Codd, a former Wexford captain, was taken to jail last Saturday after he was arrested for failing to co-operate about his affairs with official bankruptcy assignee, Chris Lehane.

After Codd told the High Court he would make a statement to Mr Lehane and made a sworn affidavit in the courtroom, Mr Justice Kevin Cross told him he could go home.

Mr Lehane said Codd was arrested on foot of a Oct 14 warrant for failing to co-operate with him

Last March, Codd, of Askinfarney, Clonroche, Co Wexford, was adjudicated bankrupt by the High Court arising from his failure to satisfy a judgment secured against him in 2011 for €530,000. The application arose out of a sale by David Deasey, from Timoleague, Co Cork, of 46 acres of land at Askinfarney for about €800,000. While a €40,000 deposit was paid, Codd had not completed the sale.

After taking statements, Mr Lehane and Mr Ellis told the court Codd had promised to fully co-operate in the future. The matter was adjourned until Jan 20.


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