Former Waterford Fine Gael Cllr Corruption Trial Begins.
Michael Ryan,a former Fine Gael councillor in County Waterford,has been accused of giving €80,000 in corrupt payments to another Fine Gael councillor Fred Forsey,Forsey was earlier jailed for six years (Following some colourful evidence) for pocketing bribes of €80,000 from the millionaire property developer,and who also owns Al Eile stud farm in Dungarvan.
The trial is expected to last up to a week and a half. The prosecutions legal team read out some of the 48 witnesses who could be involved in the case which include Waterford Fine Gael TD's John Deasy and Paidi Coffey, officials and members of Waterford County Council, members of Dungarvan Town Council, staff of Mr. Ryan and members of the Gardai.
Fine Gael corruption trial collapses over a legal matter,and will resume in april.
Fred Forsey,Ex-Fine Gael councilor who got six years in jail for receiving €80,000 in alleged corrupt back handers from michael ryan,must be frustrated.
Heard he might make a written statement for the new trial in april.
Who knows though.
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