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crime world Episode 91: Jim Mansfield jnr and the suitcases of Kinahan cash

How the former playboy tycoon tried to silence the media

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Sunday World Investigations Editor, Nicola Tallant

Sunday World Investigations Editor, Nicola Tallant

Sunday World Investigations Editor, Nicola Tallant

He is the former businessman whose reputation lies in tatters after the High Court heard he was given €4.5 million by crime bosses Daniel Kinahan and Thomas 'Bomber' Kavanagh to wash through his property empire.

The court heard this week that Jim Mansfield Jnr and members of his family, including his elderly mother Anne, will not contest the Proceeds of Crime case taken by the Criminal Assets Bureau, which involves an extraordinary tale of suitcases of cash being delivered to the family mansion, Tasaggart House.

Yet, for years Mansfield Jnr vigorously defended his reputation and, just like Kinahan, attempted to both silence and use the media to do so.

Nicola Tallant talks to Sunday World Deputy Editor Niall Donald about the fall of the House of Mansfield, about the lies and threats along the way and about the importance of robust journalism and a free media to our society.

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