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    Cunningham gets 10 years for money laundering - The Irish Times - Fri, Apr 24, 2009

    And here's hoping that he serves every single day of it.

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    And here's hoping it's not the end of the investigation...

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    Many prominent people on this site were desperate to portray Cunningham as an innocent victim of Garda/media scapegoating at the time of his arrest. Isn't it funny how quiet they are now, in the face of the damning evidence that emerged against this incredible crook

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    Quote Originally Posted by mccafferty cat View Post
    Many prominent people on this site were desperate to portray Cunningham as an innocent victim of Garda/media scapegoating at the time of his arrest. Isn't it funny how quiet they are now, in the face of the damning evidence that emerged against this incredible crook
    They're still here, they're of a certain political hue, of course. They're also very quick jumping in to dismiss any mention of a particular associate of Cunningham's. I saw it only yesterday. Shocking, not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger View Post
    And here's hoping it's not the end of the investigation...
    I hope he doesn't end up taking the can for the whole thing. There's bigger fish to fry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by draiocht23 View Post
    I hope he doesn't end up taking the can for the whole thing. There's bigger fish to fry.
    I strongly suspect you're right, we'll say no more...

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    Various issues arose from this trial which can't be ignored, and suggest that the Garda investigation into this affair is ongoing.

    1) It emerged during the trial that Cunningham had previously been under investigation by the Gardai for IRA membership.

    2) Cunningham himself claimed in evidence that Gardai had photographic proof of meetings held between Cuningham, Phil Flynn and leading IRA members at a farm in Ravensdale, Co Louth in late 2004

    3) In 2002 and 2003, while he was working as a "trouble-shooter" for Bertie Ahern, Garda Special Branch detectives saw Brian Keenan, a member of the IRA Army Council, visiting Phil Flynn regularly at his home in Dublin.

    4) They also saw south Armagh criminal Thomas "Slob" Murphy, (then IRA Chief of Staff) meeting with Phil Flynn on a regular basis.

    5) At one point that police north and south were examining the Bank of Scotland Ireland loan book, for possible connections between Phil Flynn and IRA front companies (it's unclear if this line is still being followed, following the collapse of the trial in Belfast)

    6) Phil Flynn's persistent claims - in the face of damning evidence to the contrary - that Cunningham and Chesterton finance would eventually be vindicated
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    Quote Originally Posted by mccafferty cat View Post
    Cunningham gets 10 years for money laundering - The Irish Times - Fri, Apr 24, 2009

    And here's hoping that he serves every single day of it.
    good, and lets hope they keep after the others and get them also
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    Quote Originally Posted by draiocht23 View Post
    I hope he doesn't end up taking the can for the whole thing. There's bigger fish to fry.
    Agreed but it's nice to see a decent sentence although I suppose he'll probably only serve 5 or 6 years.

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    Is there any crime you can do in this country, short of manslaughter/murder, that you will get you more than 10 years for committing?

    He hasn't even had his second shot at the court of criminal appeals yet - where they knock 25% of the sentence as a reward for going to the bother of appealing.
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