Breaking: Quinn to appeal prison sentence
Rodney Edwards • Published 26 Jul 2012 13:11
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Sean Quinn junior with his mother Patricia and father Sean Quinn snr at a recent GAA match in Enniskillen. Photo by John McVitty.
Lawyers for Sean Quinn junior, who tomorrow will have served his first week at Mountjoy Prison for contempt of court, asked a Dublin court this morning to give priority to an appeal by the 33-year-old.
The Supreme Court will hear an appeal in October by Sean Quinn junior against the findings of last week's court hearing in Dublin and his committal to prison.
Mr. Quinn's three-month term is due to end on October 20.
Meanwhile yesterday (Wednesday) a judge in Dublin said Sean Quinn senior and his family had operated a scheme of mesmeric complexity which "reeked of dishonesty and sharp practice".
Mr Justice Kelly said he had had to deal more and more often with fraud on a national and international level as well as sharp practice, dishonesty and chicanery but that he had never seen such conduct on the scale demonstrated by the Quinns or the deviousness with which the scheme to put assets beyond the reach of the IBRC had operated.
He extended orders freezing the assets of Mr. Quinn's children, two of his sons-in-law Stephen Kelly and Niall McPartland, and Sean Quinn junior's wife, Karen Woods.
The court was told she had received more than 320,000 euros from Russian companies since April 2011.
This article appeared in Impartial Reporter 26 Jul 12