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Businessman Jim Mansfield Snr laundered cash for traveller gangs, paramilitaries and top crime outfits

NewsBy Nicola Tallant
Jim Mansfield Snr
Jim Mansfield Snr

Millionaire businessman Jim Mansfield Snr ran millions of euro of dirty money through the books at his Citywest empire and gardaí now suspect that he operated as a banker to gangland criminals.

Mansfield, who died in January 2014, mixed with politicians, senior gardaí and some of the country’s business elite.

His Citywest hotel was the venue for the annual Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis, high-profile GAA functions and even hosted a family wedding for former Garda Commissioner Pat Byrne.

But it is understood that behind the scenes Mansfield was laundering money and ‘washing’ stolen goods for known traveller gangs, paramilitaries and some of the country’s best-known criminals.

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