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Limerick rap star who 'stole the show' on Bressie's Teenage Kicks on RTE is target for CAB

Calvin McNamara is named in the proceedings along with his father David McNamara over sums of cash totalling just over €8,000 seized at their Moyross home.
Calvin McNamara appeared on Bressie's Teenage Kicks show on RTE

Calvin McNamara appeared on Bressie's Teenage Kicks show on RTE

Eamon Dillon

A MAN who once stole the show as a young rapper on Bressie's Teenage Kicks on RTE is now the target of a Criminals Assets Bureau case.

Calvin McNamara is named in the proceedings along with his father David McNamara over sums of cash totalling just over €8,000 seized at their Moyross home.

It was heard this week the money was found stashed in a jacket pocket and in furniture in various places in the house at Delmege Park when gardai searched it in December 2019.

The Bureau does not accept an explanation that the money came from a compensation payment paid to Calvin's brother Dale, it was heard.

During the garda searches 'paraphernalia' of drugs dealing was found on the premises including weighing scales, deal bags and grinders, the court was told.

No criminal charges were brought against anyone in relation to what was found by gardai.

The Bureau said that while a cheque for over €29,000 had been paid to Dale in a compensation claim, the money had been spent by the time of the garda raid.

Two cars which had been seized by CAB as part of the operation had been the subject of consent orders which means the seizures were not challenged.

Counsel for David McNamara said part of the money found had been given to Mr McNamara by his son.

He said his client had not been in the house when it was raided but that two other people "known to the gardai" were there.

The CAB proceedings only began when the District Court case was thrown out by the judge.

Judge Alex Owens said he will consider the case papers before making his decision.

In 2015, some years after his TV appearance, Calvin was sentenced to 12 months in prison for a series of thefts during a court case in which it was also heard he had 18 previous convictions at the time.


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