crime world Episode 71: The jailing of former millionaire playboy Jim Mansfield jnr
How the once-wealthy family lost its place at Ireland's top table
Jim Mansfield Jnr was dealt his fate this week when Judges at the Special Criminal Court handed him down a two-year sentence, suspending the final six months, in a crushing blow for the former millionaire heir of Ireland’s once-wealthiest family.
Despite submissions for leniency from his legal team who insisted he was in the lower range of intellectual ability, is a carer to his elderly mother and was someone who would find it difficult to be incarcerated, he will now have to serve his time just like any other common criminal.
So what was it like for playboy Mansfield to find himself in the dock and how did his tight-knit, socialite family deal with one of their own on trial?
Nicola Tallant chats with courts reporter Alison O’Riordan who covered the lengthy trial and who details how Mansfield remained confident to the end that he would walk free.
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