New sentence due for garlic importer Paul Begley

A new sentence is due to be imposed on Dublin businessman Paul Begley, whose six-year jail term for a €1.6m tax scam on garlic was overturned on appeal.

New sentence due for garlic importer Paul Begley

A new sentence is due to be imposed on Dublin businessman Paul Begley, whose six-year jail term for a €1.6m tax scam on garlic was overturned on appeal.

The Court of Criminal Appeal ruled last month that the

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It noted that while these were very serious Revenue offences carried out with premeditation for personal gain, there were striking mitigating circumstances such as Paul Begley's remorse and co-operation with customs officials.

He is also making payments on a €1.6m Revenue settlement.

The court will today hear submissions from the DPP and Mr Begley's lawyers before considering a new sentence.

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