A man with an address in the Shannonside region has been ordered to hand over a helicopter and Ferrari which the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) claims were bought with the proceeds of crime.
Shannonside Radio News reports that 29 year old Roger O’Grady with a number of addresses in counties Roscommon and Cavan been told to hand over the vehicles , and 26 thousand euro in cash , to CAB by the end of this month if he’s to avoid being jailed for contempt of court.
The High Court sitting in Cork yesterday heard that O’Grady – who says he is a car dealer – was arrested while driving a Range Rover Vogue in Roscommon last Saturday – in relation to contempt order made by the High Court in July and August of this year.
The contempt relates to Mr. O’Grady’s failure to hand over a number of other vehicles including an Audi and a BMW under the proceeds of crime act.
These vehicles were sold by Mr O’Grady to ‘innocent’ third parties.
Mr Justice Kevin Feeney said he would give the accused an opportunity to hand over the outstanding assets – including the Range Rover he was driving – by November 22nd.
He granted Mr. O’Grady bail on a 100 euro surety to appear before the High Court again on November 26th.