Former solicitor Byrne due to give evidence at theft and fraud trial

A former solicitor will give evidence in his own defence at his €52m theft and fraud trial this morning.

Former solicitor Byrne due to give evidence at theft and fraud trial

A former solicitor will give evidence in his own defence at his €52m theft and fraud trial this morning.

47-year-old Thomas Byrne, with a former address at Walkinstown Road, Crumlin in Dublin, is alleged to have transferred clients homes into his name before using them as collateral for property loans between 2004 and 2007.

He is due to take the stand this morning in his own defence after 16 days of prosecution evidence.

He is expected to spend several days in the witness box.

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