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Trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick begins today

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Sean FitzPatrick
Sean FitzPatrick

The trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick begins today.

The 66-year-old  is charged under the Companies Act with failing to disclose the true value of loans worth around €139m.

Fitzpatrick, of Whitshed Road, Greystones, is accused of failing to disclose bank loans.

The loans were allegedly given by Irish Nationwide to him or people connected to him on dates between 2002 and 2007.

The former Chairman of Anglo Irish Bank is listed to go on trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court this morning.

A jury will have to be sworn for the case which may last eight weeks.