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    Gardai recorded threatening to arrest wife, put child in care

    Tape of garda threats to man’s wife and child collapses trial

    "A trial has collapsed after the court heard a taped a conversation in which gardaí told the accused his wife would be arrested and his child would go into care if he did not accept responsibility for possessing firearms and silencers."

    "Mr Valteris, of Park Vale, Grange Rath, Drogheda, Co Meath, had pleaded not guilty to the unlawful possession of a semi-automatic pistol at Balmoral Industrial Estate in Navan, Co Meath on June 10th, 2013. He was the first Lithuanian to stand trial at the Special Criminal Court."

    "The gardaí­ were heard asking Mr Valteris: “Have we a deal or no deal... If we don’t [have a deal] I’m going to have to arrest your partner”.

    Were the Gardai setting this guy up, threatening him and his family, or (Im playing devils advocate here) just stating the facts that if Mr Valteris didn't admit ownership of the weapon then suspicion logically fell on his wife?
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    It was tape recorded?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ger12 View Post
    It was tape recorded?
    It was.
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    "...possessing firearms and silencers."

    It's a great relief that he is now free to carry on doing whatever he was doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lúidín View Post
    "...possessing firearms and silencers."

    It's a great relief that he is now free to carry on doing whatever he was doing.
    That's what you take from this?
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    SayItAintSo SayItAintSo is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lúidín View Post
    "...possessing firearms and silencers."

    It's a great relief that he is now free to carry on doing whatever he was doing.
    Yes, its very frightening to think the Gard or Gardaí involved in this are still on the force, free to carry on whatever else they're doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SayItAintSo View Post
    Yes, its very frightening to think the Gard or Gardaí involved in this are still on the force, free to carry on whatever else they're doing.
    I wouldn't jump to that conclusion but this should be investigated by GSOC.
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    SayItAintSo SayItAintSo is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by gleeful View Post

    I wouldn't jump to that conclusion but this should be investigated by GSOC.
    AGS do not get the benefit of the doubt from me, I assume they're up to something dodgy unless proven otherwise.

    The powers withheld from GSOC makes sure their investigations, if they get off the ground at all, are toothless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gleeful View Post
    I wouldn't jump to that conclusion but this should be investigated by GSOC.
    Mmmmm...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lúidín View Post
    "...possessing firearms and silencers."

    It's a great relief that he is now free to carry on doing whatever he was doing.
    they may decide to charge him again
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