Man charged with possession of €99,000 in cash

Man charged with possession of €99,000 in cash

A man is facing trial charged with possession of €99,000 in cash that is alleged to be the proceeds of crime.

David Dowling (47) was granted bail when he app-eared before Blanchardstown District Court.

The accused, of Sorrel Heath, Clonsilla, is charged with having the cash while being reckless as to whether it was the proceeds of criminal conduct.

The offence is alleged to have happened at the accused's home last September 26.

Det Gda Paul Kane said he arrested Mr Dowling at Main Street, Blanchards-town, before the court sitting.

He made no reply to the charge after caution and was handed a copy of the charge sheet.

Det Gda Kane said the DPP was directing trial on indictment at the circuit court.

Judge McHugh granted bail in the defendant's own bond of €2,000, half of which had to be lodged in cash.

He must also sign on once a week at Blanchardstown Garda Station under bail terms.

Defence solicitor Ciaran McLaughlin said the acc-used was going on a family holiday and asked the judge to postpone the signing-on conditions.

Judge McHugh agreed to the request after gardai raised no objection.

He remanded the accused in custody with consent to bail and adjourned the case to a date in September for the preparation of the book of evidence.

The charge against Mr Dowling is under the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act.