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Taxing times Conor McGregor's brother-in-law Mark Elliot hit with €1,300 tax bill

While The Notorious celebrates €19m payout for fight he lost in just five minutes his sister's husband faces Revenue ruling

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Mark Elliot with his wife, Aoife McGregor and her dad Tony with Conor's partner Dee Devlin.

Mark Elliot with his wife, Aoife McGregor and her dad Tony with Conor's partner Dee Devlin.

Mark Elliot with his wife, Aoife McGregor and her dad Tony with Conor's partner Dee Devlin.

Conor McGregor's brother-in-law has been hit with a €1,300 bill by the taxman - as the UFC fighter ­celebrates a €19m pay cheque from his defeat to Dustin Poirier.

Documents obtained by the Sunday World show the Collector General issued a judgment of €1,347 against convicted drug dealer Mark Elliot - the husband of Conor's sister Aoife - on June 23, 2021.

In the judgement, the 45-year-old's occupation is listed as 'gentleman'. The ruling notes the debt has yet to be satisfied.

Elliot married Aoife McGregor in a no-expense-spared bash at the Powerscourt Hotel in Co Wicklow on New Year's Eve 2016.

The wedding marked a dramatic turnabout in fortunes for Elliot, who less than four years earlier was serving a prison sentence for drug offences.

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Mark Elliot has often been seen out socialising with Conor McGregor.

Mark Elliot has often been seen out socialising with Conor McGregor.

Mark Elliot has often been seen out socialising with Conor McGregor.

He served three years in Wheatfield Prison after being caught in possession of a huge cannabis stash for sale and supply.

Gardaí raided his then home at Old Bridge Walk, Lucan, west Dublin, on February 16, 2009. During the search gardaí discovered two kilos of cannabis herb on the property, with a street value of €40,000.

Elliot was charged with possession of the drug for sale and supply, at Dublin Circuit Court the following June.

He received a total sentence of six years in prison in connection with the raid.

However, two years of the sentence were suspended and with 25% remission applied Elliot walked free from jail in June 2013.

After serving his time, Elliott put his criminal past behind him in favour of going legit as a businessman.

He served as co-director of Imperium ­Developments Ltd with Kinahan-linked mobster Graham 'the Wig' Whelan.

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Companies records show the property development company, set up in 2018, was dissolved in March of 2020.

Graham Whelan is currently awaiting trial in the Special Criminal Court charged with a number of counts relating to money-laundering and drug trafficking offences.

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Mark Elliott

Mark Elliott

Mark Elliott

These charges arose from his arrest at a penthouse suite in a luxury south Dublin hotel.

There is no suggestion Imperium was ­involved in any wrongdoing.

Elliot has been pictured on several occasions socialising with MMA fighter McGregor, who currently has plenty to celebrate despite his UFC 264 defeat at the hands of Dustin Poirier last weekend.

McGregor earned a massive $23,011,000 (€19,438,782) pay-day, which includes a cool $18m (€15m) pay-per-view bonus for the fight.

Even though McGregor was forced to concede due to a broken leg in just one round, 'The Notorious' still pocketed his guaranteed $5,000,000 (€4,223,559) by the UFC, and saw his purse increase to just over $23m due to the success of the PPV event.

With the fight over in just five minutes, it means the Dubliner was paid just under €4m for each minute he was in the Octagon.

As for Poirier, he earned a reported $5,121,000, (€4,325,769) which includes a PPV cut of $3,600,000 (€3,040,876).

With Poirier now one ahead in their trilogy encounter, a fourth clash between them is on the cards with UFC president Dana White hinting at the return of McGregor, after he recovers from surgery on his leg.

The Notorious, who Forbes listed as the highest paid athlete in the world this year, is estimated to be worth around €300m after he and his partners sold their €500m stake in his whiskey company earlier this year.

McGregor is no longer the majority shareholder of Proper 12 Whiskey but shared the nine-figure sum with his agent Audie Attar and their partner Ken Austin.

He was awarded a €2.5m purse for last ­January's win over Donald Cerrone but the former two-weight champion claimed he earned a total of €65m after bonuses.

It is believed that McGregor earned around €41m in total for his defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018.

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