Former Fianna Fáil Senator faces trial on charges of extortion

A former Fianna Fáil Senator has been sent forward for trial on charges of extortion and demanding money by menaces.

Former Fianna Fáil Senator faces trial on charges of extortion

A former Fianna Fáil Senator has been sent forward for trial on charges of extortion and demanding money by menaces.

70-year-old Francis O'Brien appeared before Carrickmacross District Court in Co Monaghan earlier charged with demanding €100,000 from Michael Heelan with menaces at Tullyvaragh Lower, Carrickmacross on April 27th 2012.

The father of four from Latton in Castleblayney was a member of the Seanad from 1989 to 2011.

Two other men also face the same charge.

All three were remanded on continuing bail to appear before Monaghan Circuit Court on June 18.

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