Belfast Telegraph

Bailed banker signs in with Garda

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick signed on at a Garda station for the first time yesterday.

In what will be a regular occurrence until he goes on trial in the new year, the 64-year-old arrived at Irishtown Garda station in Dublin shortly before 5pm.

He used the public entrance and spent around five minutes inside before leaving in a silver Mercedes driven by another person.

As part of his bail, Mr FitzPatrick must sign on every Wednesday at a Garda station. Although he lives in Greystones, Co Wicklow, his lawyers requested he sign at Irishtown station.

A number of photographers were waiting outside the station for his arrival. However, there was no repeat of the large media scrum that met him as he left the Criminal Courts of Justice on Tuesday.

Mr FitzPatrick has been charged with permitting Anglo Irish Bank to give “unlawful financial assistance” to 16 named individuals for the purpose of, or in connection with, the purchase of shares in Anglo to unlawfully prop up its share price.

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