Former Irish PM ‘failed to account for money’

| 22/03/2012

Bertie Ahern.PNG(BBC): The Irish government has asked the Irish police to look at the findings of a report into corruption in the Republic's planning process. The Mahon Tribunal found that former Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern failed to truthfully account for a number of financial transactions. But the tribunal did not make a corruption finding against Mr Ahern. However, it rejected the former Taoiseach's evidence about the sources of money in his bank accounts. The tribunal, which ran for 15 years, makes several findings of corruption against a number of witnesses. The tribunal found that Mr Ahern failed to truthfully account for a total of 165,214.25 Irish punts passing through accounts connected with him.

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  1. Based on a true story says:

    Hmm 15 years.  That isn't too long an investigation into suspected political financial corruption.  Considering. And a tidy sum in wages for members of the tribunal.  Wouldn't want to waste public funds and a damn good thing they're helping the public look into these types of abuses.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Couldnt happen in Cayman could it!

    I mean, allowing a politician to make a fortune out of his public duties.

    No, or maybe it already did, if so, I hope it doesnt take all those years to expose it, or maybe it has ?

  3. Fedup says:

    The Premier of a major country brought to task over roughly $150,000 unexplained cash flowing through accounts connected with him.

     

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    No teeth in anticorruption laws in Cayman it seems, or at least no-one inclined to enforce those that could be used. They got Al Capone in the end on tax evasion. Surely it cannot be that difficult to prove corruption in Cayman? There's no subtlety to any of it! C'mon CoP when are you going to do something AND make it stick?  

     

  4. Anonymously IRON CLAD says:

    NO SURPRISE HERE!!! This is what POLITICS is all about.