Sentencing adjourned in Burke tax-dodge case

A judge today adjourned sentencing on tax offences against former Fianna Fáil Government minister Ray Burke.

A judge today adjourned sentencing on tax offences against former Fianna Fáil Government minister Ray Burke.

The former Minister for Justice and Foreign Affairs pleaded guilty last July to two counts of making false tax returns.

The Dublin circuit court heard today that Mr Burke, 61, failed to pay tax on bank interest amounting to IR£91,980 from bank accounts in the Isle of Man and Jersey during the 1980s and early 90s.

Judge Desmond Hogan adjourned sentencing until January 24 to consider his decision and previous case law.

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