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Thread: Is the government assisting the Gardai with their enquiries?

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    Default Anglo: is the government assisting the Gardai with their enquiries?

    The whitecollar crimebusters need all the help they can get if they are to bring anyone to justice over Anglo. Has the government given Anglo's records to the authorities who have the job of investigating possible law-breaking?

    Now that the government owns the bank it controls the information systems. Those systems and records would be of great interest to any investigator, provided their integrity was preserved.

    Has there been any public announcement as to whether the government preserved the data and passed the material to the ODCE/Garda/Regulator?
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    Still hoping for a lead here
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    Quote Originally Posted by He3 View Post
    Still hoping for a lead here
    nothing yet???
    No pms or anything??
    Good question though. Im interested to read more.

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    Apparently, they're doing everything they can...
    Government "determined" to investigate wrongdoing at Anglo - The Irish Times - Fri, Feb 20, 2009
    We'll see...

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    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger View Post
    "[The Government needed to] ensure we got to the bottom of the wrongdoing, cleaned up this bank and restored Ireland's damaged reputation in international circles because of the misconduct that has taken place in this bank," said Mr Lenihan

    Now they are losing me. Yesterday they were all at pains to say how investigating wrong doing was other people's job and they could not interfere with what they called due process.

    Have they changed their position?

    If not, have they taken steps to preserve and hand over potential evidence in the form of bank records and data?
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    Quote Originally Posted by absconded View Post
    nothing yet???
    No pms or anything??
    Good question though. Im interested to read more.

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    IN PR terms it is a no-brainer - if the government tells us that it has passed over the records to the investigating authorities they can claim credit for doing so - and there is no downside. No one can say that helping the authorities is prejudicing anything. No names are publicised, just the fact of giving over potentially crucial evidence.

    Are they just being bashful, and missing a glorious opportunity for positive publicity?
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    I didn't know that shareholders could access customers' information. I wonder what potential customers of this and other potentially nationalised banks think of this development? Grow up, ffs.

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    2Q4U on that:

    Why do you think this is limited to customers?

    Do you think customer confidentiality trumps criminal investigations?
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    Maybe, we should ask Paul Reynolds, he always seems to know everything.
    Or maybe on mature reflection the other Paul (Williams) with his extensive underground contacts could shed a little light.

    Isn't this 'certain line of enquiries' territory ? I mean shouldn't the fingerprints and DNA of those implicated be all over this stuff ?

    Be careful though. There's a libel lawyer under every lamp post these days.
    Has anybody noticed how many pubs and eateries have closed down around the Four Courts (I mean Four Goldmines) in recent times ?

    Went to my usual haunt the other day after sealing a deal in the Round Hall and there it was.......gone !

    Tells ya something, don't it ?

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