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Cashflow problems Caged Kinahan mobster Gary Gleeson wants €950 seized by gardai back

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

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Gary Gleeson was involved in a plot to kill Michael Frazer  and was caught with a gun and ammo

Gary Gleeson was involved in a plot to kill Michael Frazer and was caught with a gun and ammo

Gary Gleeson was involved in a plot to kill Michael Frazer and was caught with a gun and ammo

A dad of four jailed for 11 years for his part in a plot to kill a gangland rival for the Kinahan cartel wants gardai to return €950 in cash to him.

Gary Gleeson (36) was a “foot soldier” who was contracted by senior figures in an organised crime group to kill Michael Frazer, the Special Criminal Court heard.

Gleeson received an 11 year sentence in July 2018 for a planned hit on Frazer.

He had pleaded guilty to possession of a 9mm Luger semi-automatic pistol and 10 rounds of 9mm calibre Sellier and Bellot ammunition with intent to endanger life at Naas Road, Crumlin on August 7, 2017.

He and his 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.”

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The gun and ammo.

The gun and ammo.

The gun and ammo.

It was previously revealed that Frazer was targeted as part of an internal dispute within the Kinahan cartel and has survived six murder attempts since March, 2014.

Gleeson, with an address at Muskerry Road in Ballyfermot, is now seeking the return of €950 in cash which gardai seized as proceeds of crime after they stopped him in a car on August 27, 2015.

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Michael Frazer

Michael Frazer

Michael Frazer

He was also found with €250 worth of cocaine, and Gleeson later admitted possession of the drug.

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

He said was working as a full-time security guard for a recycling company in August 2015 and was being paid in cash.

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

Gleeson, who has shaved his head and slimmed down since going to prison, said the money was not for him, but was for the benefit of his wife and four children, one of whom has Down Syndrome.

He explained he had advertised the bracelet for sale online for €1,100 and sold it for €800 to a man he knew as “Robert” in Palmerstown.

As he was leaving Palmerstown, he met a man he knew who asked him if he’d give him a lift to Bawnogue.

Gleeson claimed the man gave him the cocaine, which was only worth €50, as a thank you for the lift.

Garda Sean White said it was the opinion of gardai that Gleeson was a “career criminal” and the money was from drugs.

Judge Gerard Jones adjourned the matter to October, saying he wanted proof of the sale of the bracelet.

Defence lawyer Ciaran MacLoughlin said he may also have a number of submissions to make to the court.

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