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Notorious anti-vaxxer Antonio Mureddu tells Judge he wants €1m to come back to court

Italian Antonio Mureddu said: 'If you are going to adjourn this it is going to cost you one million euro. I'm not coming next time'
Stephen Maguire

A well-known anti-vaxxer has told a Judge he will only return to court on alleged motoring offences if he gets one million euro.

Antonio Mureddu appeared at Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal today charged with a number of motoring offences.

The 44-year-old is charged with having no insurance, using a fraudulent license plate and failing to give information to Gardai at Meencarragh, Ballybofey on October 23rd last year.

Judge Brendan O'Reilly had told the court that no hearings would be going ahead.

It follows a High Court decision yesterday which questioned if any Gardai could present cases for other Gardai if the prosecuting member was not in court.

However, Mureddu, with an address at Main Street, Headford, Co Galway stood up from the back of the court and began to address the Judge.

Judge O'Reilly asked the Italian national to come up to the bench as he could not hear him but he refused.

Mureddu told the Judge "I am standing here as a living man. I am here for this matter.

"If you are going to adjourn this it is going to cost you one million euro. I'm not coming next time."

Judge O'Reilly said he was not listening to the man and said that all matters had been adjourned until June 13th.

Garda Sergeant Jim Collins warned the accused "If you don't turn up then a warrant may be issued."

A companion of Mureddu shouted "The Judge has left the bench. Strike it out."

When Mureddu left the court building he was applauded by around twenty of his supporters.


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