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Kinahan cartel's top hitman sues for compo over slopping out

Daniel Kinahan
Daniel Kinahan

Irish taxpayers will have to pay a Kinahan gang hitman up to €6,000 because he had to slop out in jail.

Reports in today’s Star indicate that the criminal, who is a suspect in at least three brutal murders, has lodged a compo claim against the state because he had to go to the toilet in a bucket during a previous stint in jail.

He is one of more than 600 criminals who have launched High Court cases against the State over a lack of in-cell sanitation.

The now ended practice of ‘slopping out’ in Irish prisons involved using chamber pots in cells instead of toilets.

Reports indicate that the thug, who is believed to have been involved in the murder of mum-of-two Baiba Saulite – is likely to win as much as €6,000 in compensation.

Baiba Saulite

The man, who is one of the most dangerous criminals in Dublin, is also in the spotlight for at least two other feud murders.

Gardai believe he was one of a four-man hit squad that gunned down taxi driver Eddie Hutch on the 8th of March.

Eddie Hutch

The Kinahan cartel thug is thought to have been involved in the murder in April of The Monk’s pal Noel ‘Kingsize’ Duggan, who was shot dead at his home in Ratoath, Co Meath.

Noel 'Kingsize' Duggan

No cases have been settled yet but source estimate that claimants should get between €5,600 - €6,000 in compensation.

It is thought that the final compo bill will top €3.5million or €5m if you include legal fees.