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Fall of Troy CAB target Troy Jordan claims to be broke as he suffers heart attack

Hard times for gangster Jordan, who had heart attack and faces motoring charge as well as €800k CAB bill

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Tory Jordan claimed that he was bankrupt.

Tory Jordan claimed that he was bankrupt.

Tory Jordan claimed that he was bankrupt.

Infamous drugs boss and Criminal Assets Bureau target Troy Jordan recently suffered a heart attack and is claiming to be flat broke again.

The veteran gangster, who has been linked to some of Ireland's most notorious criminals, claimed his health problems meant he could not attend a court hearing over a motoring offence.

This week, Jordan, a former close pal of Geraldine and John Gilligan, had been due to appear at Naas District Court to face a charge of driving without insurance.

The 51-year-old is also charged with failing to provide proof of insurance within 28 days after he was stopped by gardaí on the Prosperous Road, Clane, Co. Kildare, on May 19, 2020.

A lawyer acting for the Kildare-based criminal asked the court to adjourn the case because "he's had a recent stent put in after a heart attack".

An application for legal aid was made on behalf of Jordan as he was recuperating and unable to work.

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Jordan driving at his home in Kildare.

Jordan driving at his home in Kildare.

Jordan driving at his home in Kildare.

However, Sergeant Brian Jacob for the State asked that a "statement of means" be provided before legal aid would be formally granted, and Judge Desmond Zaidan ordered it.

Previously, Jordan has described himself as being a horse breeder in his battles with Criminal Assets Bureau, who have demanded €800,000 from him.

He is currently challenging the cash demand and took his dispute to the Supreme Court.

No stranger to Naas District Court, in 2005 Jordan faced charges of attending an illegal dog fight along with a number of other men.

He was previously convicted in January 2000 for cruelty to six pit-bull terriers, when he was fined €6,475 and banned from owning a pit bull for three years.

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Although convicted and sentenced to 18 months at the 2005 case, Jordan won an appeal against the finding and despite his long-standing association with numerous criminals has avoided any serious convictions.

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Jordan driving at his home in Kildare.

Jordan driving at his home in Kildare.

Jordan driving at his home in Kildare.

The Tallaght native has also been allegedly under threat from the Kinahan Cartel because of his perceived friendship with Gerry 'the Monk' Hutch and his associates.

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Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch.

Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch.

Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch.

Jordan was also once put on a hit list of criminals drawn up by dissident republicans.

In an attempt to escape any gangland assassins, he gave the impression in recent years he had gone to live in Blackpool in the United Kingdom, where he has a business address.

He also filed for bankruptcy in the United Kingdom in 2013, which could have made efforts to extract the cash from him even more difficult.

However, the Blackpool County Insolvency Court recorded a year later that Jordan's bankruptcy was annulled.

It meant he was no longer considered broke and open to pursuit from creditors, including the CAB.

He applied for bankruptcy in England again and court records show he was successful in November 2014.

Jordan used his full name of Troy Byron Jordan in both bankruptcy petitions, giving an address in Fleetwood, Lancashire, on both occasions.

He listed his occupation as a horse trader and horse breeder.

Jordan was twice arrested by gardaí investigating the murder of Latvian woman Baiba Saulite in Swords in 2006, but he was never a suspect in the case.

Along with Martin 'the Viper' Foley, Jordan started The Viper Debt Recovery and Repossession Services in 2005, although he resigned as a director in June 2010.

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Jordan worked with Martin Foley.

Jordan worked with Martin Foley.

Jordan worked with Martin Foley.

Jordan is currently understood to be representing Ann Connors, the wife of slain gangster 'Fat' Andy Connors, over cash owed to her from business dealings in Saggart, Co. Dublin.

Connors is demanding money from the estate of the late Jim Mansfield Snr, which she says has not been paid.

Jordan has also been closely linked to the Gilligans.

During her unsuccessful legal battle with the CAB, Geraldine Gilligan told the High Court in 2008 that her only income was €5,000 a year she received from Jordan "for grass".

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Jordan is a former associate of John Gilligan.

Jordan is a former associate of John Gilligan.

Jordan is a former associate of John Gilligan.

His battle with CAB began in 2005 when the Bureau demanded a tax payment of €800,000 for activities between 1992 and 2003.

Jordan is occasionally spotted in pubs in the Kildare area, including in the bigger towns of Naas and Newbridge, often drinking alone.

On one occasion he is reported to have fled from a pub after getting word from a contact that a hit team had been tipped off and were on their way there to shoot him.

His criminal associates were also blamed for a violent incident in one rural pub during which a man was brutally beaten with a bar stool and left unconscious.

A horse enthusiast, Jordan is sometimes spotted attending sulky races, which are held illegally on public roads around the country but where the winning horses can change hands at a cost of thousands of euros.

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