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Gleeson was jailed in 2018 for being part of a plot to kill a rival for the Kinahan cartel

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Gary Gleeson was jailed for his part in a plot to kill Michael Frazer

Gary Gleeson was jailed for his part in a plot to kill Michael Frazer

Gary Gleeson was jailed for his part in a plot to kill Michael Frazer

A dad of four who wants the return of €950 that gardaí seized from him has been given time to prove the cash was from the sale of a watch.

Gary Gleeson (36) was jailed for 11 years in July 2018 for his part in a plot to kill a gangland rival, Michael Frazer.

He had pleaded guilty to possession of a pistol and ammunition with intent to endanger life at Naas Road, Crumlin, on August 7, 2017.

The Special Criminal Court previously heard that Gleeson and an accomplice had been secretly recorded by detectives as they planned the hit, with Gleeson recorded saying "aim for the head. Have to get him in the head. Head shots or we won't get paid".

Gleeson, of Muskerry Road in Ballyfermot, now seeks the return of cash that gardaí seized after they stopped him in a car on August 27, 2015.

In his application to Blanchardstown District Court, Gleeson claimed the money was lawfully earned.

He said he was working as a security guard in August 2015.

He also claimed he had sold a gold bracelet just before he was stopped by gardaí, and had received €800 for it.

Gleeson said the money was not for him, but was for his wife and four children.

Gardaí previously said it was their opinion that Gleeson was a "career criminal" and the money was from drugs.

The matter was before the court for a decision but the defence said Gleeson was looking for more time to prove he had sold the bracelet.

Judge David McHugh adjourned the matter for three weeks.

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