A High Court jury, in a majority verdict, has awarded €160,000 damages to solicitor Gerald Kean after finding he was defamed in a newspaper article concerning a visit by members of the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) to his Dublin office.
A jury will return to the High Court tomorrow to resume considering its verdict on proceedings by solicitor Gerald Kean alleging he was defamed in a newspaper article concerning a visit by members of the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) to his Dublin office.
An officer who spearheaded a Criminal Assets Bureau investigation into assets of the Kinahan crime gang has told a High Court jury a file provided to CAB by solicitor Gerald Kean led to the seizure of a Dublin man's house as the proceeds of crime.
It was "fair and reasonable" to publish an article stating officers of the Criminal Assets Bureau called to solicitor Gerald Kean’s Dublin office as part of the bureau's probe into the Kinahan crime gang, journalist Michael O’Toole has told a High Court jury.
There’s always a temptation to say a major drugs haul represents a ‘significant blow’ to the crime gang being hit. Researchers have long complained of the tendency of the media, and gardaí, to make such claims, writes
Applications brought by six people allegedly linked to the Kinahan crime organisation to have their legal costs covered by the State in proceedings against the Criminal Assets Bureau have been dismissed by the High Court.
The High Court has been asked to approve legal aid to six individuals who want to oppose claims by CAB that certain assets seized by the Bureau as part of its investigation into the Kinahan crime cartel are the proceeds of crime.
Community leaders in an area hardest hit by the Kinahan-Hutch feud say they have not received any contact from Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald or her officials — two weeks after they appealed to her to visit Dublin’s north inner city and reassure locals.